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Cryptocoryne Wendtii 'mi Oya'

Discussion in 'Plants Index' started by aaronnorth, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth www.ukaps.org

    Dec 9, 2007
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    Worksop, Notts, UK

    Scientific name: Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Mi Oya'
    Common name: n/a
    Origin: Sri Lanka
    Temperature: 20 - 32C
    Height: 25-35 cm
    Width: 15-30 cm
    Lighting: low-high
    pH: 5 - 8
    Hardness: very soft-very hard
    Speed of growth: slow
    Difficulty: very easy
    Tank Placement: midground, background

    An easy growing plant with a red/ brown tinge too the crimpled leaves to give some colour to the tank. It is found in the river Mi Oya (hence the name).

    Mod edit: As with all cryptocorynes, it is a heavy root-feeder and care must be taken to ensure that it is receiving adequate nutrients. Rootabs are always appreciated. In addition, it can be subject to "cryptocoryne melt" which usually occurs after a change in water chemistry or a relocation, so once planted, it should not be disturbed. Usually, however, the plant will recover from this.

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