The plan was to buy Cryptocoryne pygmaea from a small aquatic plant nursery. But the prize of gel culture plants was interesting so I also bought some Crypts I already have (the more the merrier, right?).
I could not find anyone else who was selling this Crypt in here. Sadly, it is quite common to sell Crypts under different names. Lets see what this Crypt truly is. I am going to give it a try in an emersed form.
Gel culture Cryptocoryne pygmaea (April 25, 2013) – 1
Gel culture Cryptocoryne pygmaea (April 25, 2013) – 2
Gel culture Cryptocoryne x willisii (April 25, 2013)
Gel culture Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia (April 25, 2013) – 1
Gel culture Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia (April 25, 2013) – 2
Gel culture Cryptocoryne wendtii ‘Tropica’ (April 25, 2013)
Gel culture Cryptocoryne tonkinensis (April 25, 2013)
See growing submersed: Cryptocoryne crispatula Engler var. tonkinensis – submersed
Gel culture Hygrophila pinnatifida (April 25, 2013)
Gel culture Microsorum pteropus ‘Windelov’ (April 25, 2013)
Recently (March 17, 2013) , I got Cryptocoryne lingua from a friend. The collection is growing slowly but surely. I am really happy about it. Now I will try to get a bit more expensive Crypts.
For this spring and summer I also plan to re-do my emersed setup. Oh, and when the snow melts down I hope to get C. pygmaea (it is sold under this name, so I hope it truelly is pygmaea… we shall see!)
Cryptocoryne lingua (April 3, 2013)