Aponogeton crispus

 

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Aponogeton crispus from Sri Lanka looks great in any aquarium with its light-green, wavy and transparent leaves. Leaves from 25-50 cm and the plant grows to 15-25 cm wide.

It makes few demands, although growth is always best in soft, slightly acidic water with a nutritious bottom. In such conditions the plant produces a mass of leaves, and it flowers very frequently in optimum conditions. Aponogeton crispus is generally found in ponds that are only filled with water in the rainy season, but it does not need a dormant period in the aquarium. 

 

Plant info

Type: Bulb/onion
Origin:Asia
Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.
Growth rate:High
Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
Height:20 - 30+
Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.
Light demand:Medium
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
CO2 :Low
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.