Monday, February 18, 2013

Cryptocoryne parva


Cryptocoryne parva
Origin:   Sri Lanka
Type:   Rosette
Growth:   slow
Height:   5 cm - 10 cm
Width:   5 cm - 7 cm
Light demands:   0.50 Watt per liter
CO2 demands:   6-14 mg per liter
Cryptocoryne parva from Sri Lanka is the smallest of all Cryptocorynes (only 3-6 cm tall and a roset less than 5-8 cm wide). It is one of the few species that does not significantly change its leaf shape and colour depending on cultivation conditions.
Cryptocoryne parva
It needs more light than most other Cryptocorynes because it almost loses its leaf blade under water. So it must never be overshadowed by other plants. Individual plants should be planted a few centimetres apart, and after about six months they will form a cohesive low group of plants. Recommended for foreground planting.