From: "Agoston Janos" <agoston.janos at citromail.hu> on 2006.12.21 at 19:08:36(14979)|
Thank you for the reply. I would like to know if I can keep
Anubias in a normal way, not submerged. I saw, that if Anubias barteri flowered
under the water, the inflorescence rottened, but when it reached the surface of
the water it never rottened. Is this means that it flowers emerged?
Unfortunately I gave my full aquarium to my cousin, but years
ago I gave naftil acid (50%, in alcohol) to the water and Kemira 2. soluable
fertilizer. That time Anubias has grown very good.
You also not covering the rhizome with sand, do you? What do
you do to avoid root rotting?
Thank you again for your help.
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Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 6:08
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] variegata aroids +
a lots of questions + contacts
Jani, The only aroid species I know very much about are
Anubias and Cryptocoryne. These are definitely moisture-loving plants and
would not appreciate dryness. There are many varieties of each and these vary in requirements. Many
of the Anubias are large plants and can easily get too big for an aquarium.
Just this past weekend I was visiting a friend with an Anubias with leaves
easily half a meter high, with the leaf blades completely above the water
line. The one well-behaved Anubias that can be kept neatly submerged in a
typical aquarium is the one called Anubias barteri nana or just Anubias nana.
This last species is also very tough and resists even plant-nibbling fish. In
my tanks it reaches a maximum leaf length, including petiole, of about 20 cm.
More typically it is half that. Its only drawback is that is grows slowly. But
it is easy to grow and should be readily available from any aquarium club and
many commercial stores. Cryptocoryne are generally more challenging; some may say a lot more
challenging. While many will perform satisfactorily submerged in water, many
require an "emerse" culture, meaning with their leaves above the water line
and their roots wet. For a quick reference I recommend the site maintained by
Jan Bastemeijer of the Netherlands. There is much information there. He may
still be a member of this list. His site can be reached at:
http://www.NationaalHerbarium.nl/Cryptocoryne/index.html. . Beyond
that it would be well to make acquaintance of an aquatic plant fancier who
lives near you. In fact, if you contact Jan he can probably put you in touch
with one of the members of the European Crypt society. Good luck, Ted.
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[Aroid-l] variegata aroids + a
lots of questions + contacts
Dear All, Can somebody help me with variegated
Araceae? Because I do not know how variegation starts. Are there some viruses
or chemicals which can induce variegation? Can occure variegation by
micropropagation? How often? The second question would be: How to take care of Anubias and
Cryptocoryne. They are sold as aquatic plants, but my Anubias has grown out
from the tank. Do they need a dry period or what? What are the requirements of
Lysichitons. I have allready killed 5 pcs. Sorry for the many questions, but I
still not received the Aroid book, and thank you for your help in
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