Cryptocoryne cordata

Cryptocoryne cordata in an aquarium

Synonymies
Cryptocoryne kerrii, Cryptocoryne siamensis, Cryptocoryne blassii.

Description
Easy to cultivate cryptocoryne for the aquarium. This plant is very variable of color and shape.

My experiences
In my aquarium the plant formed a nice rosette with leaves that where green on the upper side and wine-red on the downside (like on the picture). A slip of this plant in my aquarium which was placed in my sisters aquarium, which has less light than my aquarium, formed dark-red leaves and didn't formed such a nice rosette as in my aquarium (more like the form on the picture). The size of the plant in my aquarium was about 25 cm high and had a diameter of also 25 cm. Because I though this size became to big for my aquarium (plant was placed in the mid-front) I removed this plant after 8 to 9 months after I bought it.

Place and lighting in my aquarium
This plant stood in the mid-front of my aquarium. The lighting I used at the time was a 0.42 Watt/liter lumilux TL lighting (2*18 Watt).
 
Foot-note
The picture on this page is taken from the book 'Handboek aquariumplanten' of Christel Kasselmann.

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