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Crinum calamistratum

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Crinum calamistratum is an African onion plant with resistant crepe leaves, which is not often found on the market.
The cultivation is not very difficult, a soft to medium water hardness and an almost neutral pH are suggested. The rich in nutrients substrate must be at least 8 cm high. A strong movement of the water encourages the growth. This species doesn’t grow fast and normally takes  several months to become quite robust.

Distribution area: Central Africa.

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Benedetta Spelta

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Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
High
Concentration of sediments
Low
Water temperature
24.5 - 27-5 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
5.7 - 7.5
Conductivity
best under 50
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Phytology

Plant form
Submersed
Plant type
Bulb/onion
Plant size
up to 70 - 200 cm
Plant growth rate
Slow
Plant light demand
Medium
CO2
Low
Aquarium equipment

Crinum calamistratum is suitable only for aquariums at least 50 cm high. In fact, the plant growth is slow, but the leafs can reach more than 100 cm.

Plant care

The substrate material, at least 8 cm high, must be rich in nutrients (for example a clay-based additive). A strong movement of water will favour growth.

Water care

Soft or medium hardness water are suggested.

Bibliography

  • Bleher’s Biotopes - Imo River by Heiko Bleher
    ISBN 9788890973628