| | Re: How are you growing C.bullosa?
Hi there everyone;
I know that this is an old thread but I thought I'd add my @ cents (OOPS, sorry, Canada doesn't make pennies anymore so ... my % cents.
I use individual pots for my Crypt collection. The substrate is the following mixture:
5 loam:3 peat:1cow manure:1 sheep manure:1ounce iron filings:Terra Cotta red
clay (I may add some worm casting depending on my worms)
ADA Amazonia (preferred), fine gravel or Rona washed sand (Home Depot sand is filthy)
Water Rain + RO (NEVER DISTILLED WATER!!!!)
As to light, I am fairly low tech ... a double T 8 about 8 inches above the tank.
I am currently keeping Crypt. bullosa Bario, Bintulu, Batang Saribas and one from an unidentified location.
The one thing that seems to cause the best growth rate is a heavy current in the water. By heavy I mean as submersible pump pounding right over the leaves
Another thing that seems to make a difference is that I keep the plants just slightly under the water. It means that you have to keep adding water periodically but it works very well.
Obviously, I am not saying that this is the only way ... just the way that works for me.
PS. BTW I am looking for these locations of bullosa Maradong, Sibu, Sarikei, Sarawak and Pakan 'black form'. I am willing to pay full value for these plants