Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia

Schott 1863

This species comes from Sumatra. It is 20-30 cm tall.
It is one of the easiest both for for a submerse and emerse culture.

Plants brought from a shop.
In my aquarium the bottom of the leaves became reddish.
It bloomed underwater, the spathe was brown outside and yellow inside.
There are only a few female flowers in one row.
View of the spadix.
A young plant growing emerse in my florarium
The abaxial surface of the leaves.

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page created on 2002-07-02
last updated on 2012-12-26