08-14-2016, 12:21 PM
Join Date: May 2016
| | Re: A few colorful surprises...
Most just came from ebay, but the Singapore plants came from a marine exporter I met years ago in my petstore days who did me a favor. Of course these are some of my most exciting plants as their identities are very dubious and they were shipped directly from Singapore, the Mecca of Asian exports, so who knows where they truly originate from. My contact has no idea, as he doesn't deal in freshwater stuff typically, especially plants.
The C. x willisii var. lucens, I've had forever, and it has an interesting history, like surviving 2 weeks at below freezing this winter. This plant has only started showing these cool tiger leaves in the last week though. I have a small clone I planted at the same time as this one, using the same soil, fertilizer concentrations, and lighting, just planted 'Euro-Style' instead of in a pot. It only shows green and brown edged leaves, like a typical var. lucens. I'm not sure what's causing it.
And I'm always looking for new species, varieties and cultivars, specifically of Cryptocoryne. When you can ship, let me know what you have.
Last edited by JSeymour; 08-14-2016 at 12:37 PM..