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    Cryptocoryne Balansae

    Price:  £3.99

    Cryptocoryne balansae originates from flowing rivers and streams in southern Thailand, forming dense colonies with leaves extending across the water's surface. Native to limestone soil composition rivers, and high calcium content water. This Crypt is a proven adaptable aquarium plant, one of the more popular amongst hobbyists. Prefers medium to bright light and a stable aquarium environment. Leaves will develop attractive puckering with sufficient lighting. CO2 boosts growth in aquarium; requires regular fertilization and/or substrate supplementation for ideal growth. Fastest, most lush growth achieved with nitrate, phosphate and iron. Calcium deficiency causes new leave to grow twisted / deformed, so calcium supplementation is recommended. Requires acclimation period before growth. Beautiful background plant with long, indented leaves. Emersed propagation is possible but not achieved as easily as submersed growth. Reproduces through runners and tubular inflorescences. Old, well established leaves, under moderate to high light, are most likely to flower and create runners. Plan placement in tank with intent for growth, occasional trimming of runners may be needed. Under ideal conditions, leaves will grow to 24 inches tall and 1 inch wide, making it best placed in tank background.

    ORIGIN: Thailand
    MAX HEIGHT: 90cm
    GROWTH RATE: Medium
    AREA: Background
    LIGHT: Bright
    TEMP:
    22-28C
    CO2: Recommended
    PH: 6-8
    DIFFICULTY: Easy
    WATER HARDNESS: Soft to very hard


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