Just to document progress in growth I enclose a photo of my Cryptocoryne auriculata “Tiger Stripes” and Cryptocoryne sp. “Yellow ring”. Plants grew several new leaves and they seem to me to be in a good condition.
Sadly, C. auriculata still doesn’t have that nice tiger stripes pattern.
Cryptocoryne sp. “Yellow ring” (on the left), Cryptocoryne auriculata “Tiges stripes” (on the right) – June 2014
Yesterday I got some new species for my collection. It is like having Christmas in summer. 🙂 My Cryptocoryne list expanded a little bit – by Cryptocoryne bullosa and Cryptocoryne keei.
Temporarily they are placed in a plastic container with strong current, but I am redoing a small tank for them. I am curious whether I will manage to grow them. I am a little bit worried about Cryptocoryne bullosa.
Since the plants are tiny and not very distinctive, photos will come later.
Recently, a colleague collector wrote me a message about getting new species. Since I was curious whether I have something to trade I looked, looked closely on my Crypts and found out my Cryptocoryne minima is developing inflorescence. So far it is tiny and I am waiting at least fourth day to open, but It made me happy. The spathe is – as expected – approx. 1-1,5cm.
I will comment more on this topic when the spathe opens.
For now, a few photos.
Cryptocoryne minima with spathe (June 2014)
Cryptocoryne minima with spathe – blurry detail (June 2014)