Cryptocoryne lutea 'Hobbit'


Cryptocoryne lutea is one of the easiest Cryptocoryne species from Sri Lanka to care for. The new dwarf form, 'Hobbit', was isolated from a normal sized plant in the greenhouse and further propagated in the laboratory. Growing to a height of just a few centimetres, this Cryptocoryne is ideal for even the smallest aquaria. The growth rate is also significantly slower than that of the stem form. With good lighting, the leaves become a deep purplishbrown color and make a nice contrast to other green foreground plants.




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Plant profile

Genus: Cryptocoryne
Species: lutea 'Hobbit'
Family: Araceae
Origin: Cultivar
Light: high - medium
Temperature: 20-28 °C
Growth rate: very slow
Area: Foreground
Height: up to 5 cm
pH: 5-8
Water hardness: very soft to hard
Co2: 10-20 mg/l
Propagation: runners