Cryptocoryne Lingua

This water trumpet comes from Borneo, where it grows in freshwater areas near the coast, but sheltered from saltwater. It forms succulent, bright green stalks and leaves, which are tongue shaped. These leaves are 0.8” - 2.8” in length, and 0.4” - 1.4” in width. They feature some yellow and purple colors as well. Lingua grows slowly, and will not survive if constantly submerged. It grows best emerged, and with coarse sand as a substrate. The ground temperature should not differ much from the water temperature, since this plant will not grow well in ground that is too cold. Due to its short height, this plant naturally fits in the foreground of an aquarium. It is propagated simply enough, as it will produce daughter plants within 1-3 weeks, which can be separated and replanted....Read more

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Description

Common Name: Crypt Lingua

This water trumpet comes from Borneo, where it grows in freshwater areas near the coast, but sheltered from saltwater. It forms succulent, bright green stalks and leaves, which are tongue shaped. These leaves are 0.8” - 2.8” in length, and 0.4” - 1.4” in width. They feature some yellow and purple colors as well. Lingua grows slowly, and will not survive if constantly submerged. It grows best emerged, and with coarse sand as a substrate. The ground temperature should not differ much from the water temperature, since this plant will not grow well in ground that is too cold.

Due to its short height, this plant naturally fits in the foreground of an aquarium. It is propagated simply enough, as it will produce daughter plants within 1-3 weeks, which can be separated and replanted.

Cryptocoryne Lingua Specifications
Please note, all stats are provided as general guidelines. Factors such as height, size and overall success can vary depending on care and environment.

  • Family name: Araceae
  • Origin: Borneo
  • Height: 3-6"
  • Care: Easy
  • Lighting: Low to medium
  • CO2: Not required, but recommended
  • Propagation: Separate at rhizome
  • Growth rate: Slow 

Notes:

  • Remove weight and foam before planting. 
  • Cryptocoryne do not prefer to be moved once planted. If possible, do not uproot them once planted and established!
  • Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt of the aquarium plant.
  • CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will yield better growth.

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