Tag Archives: Cryptocoryne

Cryptocoryne wendtii “Green 01” second flowering

I was watering some stuff today when I noticed I had almost missed the second bloom on this plant (third from the genus, second from this form). These flowers are not colourful and unless you’re a beetle or fly you … Continue reading

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Cryptocoryne spp.

Cryptocoryne is a genus of some 50-60-ish species of semi-aquatic aroid from south east Asia, ranging from India to Papua New Guinea north to south west China. Wild growing conditions range from hard water (C. crispatula var. balansae) to black-water … Continue reading

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A. biloba fully open + C. wendtii again

Aerangis biloba Aerangis biloba At night it is fragrant – sort of a generic floral/hyacinth smell. Not bad but I’m generally not a huge fan of hyacinth. I suppose it’s nice that it overwhelms rotting meat smell of my second … Continue reading

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Cryptocoryne wendtii inflorescence

C. wendtii, for those not familiar with the species, is a very common, easy to grow aquatic plant. A few years ago I began to grow a number of crypts emersed – in part because I had no room in … Continue reading

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