Cryptocoryne beckettii


Sri Lanka is home to many kinds of water trumpets, including the Cryptocoryne beckettii. These plants have also been successfully cultivated in aquariums for decades. In the wild they are found in shaded areas near the banks of streams and rivers, where they grow amphibiously above and below the waterline. The color of any submerged leaves varies in shades of green and brown. Different leaf coloration within the same species is typical for Cryptocorynes.




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Plant profile

Genus: Cryptocoryne
Species: beckettii
Family: Araceae
Origin: Sri Lanka
Light: medium
Temperature: 22-28°C
Growth rate: moderate
Area: Foreground
Height: 10-20 cm
pH: 6-8
Water hardness: soft to hard
Co2: 10-20 mg/l
Propagation: runners