Cryptocoryne affinis


Aquarists have been tending water trumpets for more than 50 years. All Dennerle Cryptocorynes are grown emersed in our greenhouses. Growth behaviour and leaf form differs significantly according to whether plants grow in emersed and submersed states. Cryptocoryne affinis is no exception. The typical olive-green to brown foliage only develops under water. These plants are not demanding in terms of light, but optimum growth is achieved in slightly alkaline water. C. affinis comes highly recommended for cichlid aquariums with limestone.




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Plant profile

Genus: Cryptocoryne
Species: affinis
Family: Araceae
Origin: Malaysia
Light: strong–medium
Temperature: 22-28°C
Growth rate: slow
Area: Middleground
Height: up to 30 cm
pH: 7-8
Water hardness: soft to very hard
Co2: 10-20 mg/l
Propagation: runners