Cryptocoryne Aponogetifolia has strongly blistered or hammered-like long leaves similar to Aponogeton Boivinianus. Both the upper and lower sides of the leaves are bright green. Cryptocoryne Aponogetifolia can grow very tall. In its natural environment, in the Philippines, they can grow up to 3 feet long with the leaves 8cm wide but these sizes are seldom seen in an aquarium environment. More often it is around 19 - 24 inches with leaf width around 2 inches. A well grown specimen in an aquarium can have more than 10 leaves with the stems upright and the leaves spreading over the water surface. When we ship out, they are anywhere from 10 to 18 inches tall with 3 to 5 leaves. Like all cryptocorynes, they are easy to grow. Crypt Aponogetifolia prefers moderate to hard water. Together with the fact that it is not eaten by fish, it makes it an excellent candidate for cichlid tanks housing fish from Lake Malawi or Lake Tanganyika. They will grow in most substrates but we recommend using a fertilizer tablet like the Aquaferts for the best results!
- Common Name: Cryptocoryne Aponogetifolia
- Family Name: Araceae
- Native To: Philippines
- Lighting: Low - Medium
- pH: 6-8
- Growth Demands: Easy, Prefers moderate to hard water
- Growth Rate: Slow - Medium
- True Aquatic: Yes
- Placement in Tank: Background
- Available As: single plant
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I bought these about a month ago (Sept. 2022) and they arrive large, green, healthy, and in great shape. They were very tall. I've never seen them offered anywhere else. I've not regretted purchasing them. Will likely get some more.
I just (Sept. 2022) bought 20+ of these Cryptocoryne Aponogetifolia and they arrived in fantastic shape. They were HUGE. Also, although I had paid for two-day shipping and purchased one ice pack, they were shipped for free overnight and included 3 ice packs, which I greatly appreciated!!!!!!!! Thank you!! I've only just planted them, so I can't say anything about how they are thriving, but they should do well. They were in excellent shape and so far I've not seen any rot.