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Tuesday 4 February 2020

Cryptocoryne matakensis

Cryptocoryne matakensis was first registered as a new species in the magazine Aquaplanta (German magazine) in 2014 by Japanese plant hunter. But There was rumors about this plant for a long time. In 1932 a European botanist went to Anambas Islands, and they wrote a journey for record has a documented about this water plant, but failed to take it back. C. matakensis has been considered a mystery since then. This water plant is endemic species in Matak island and Siantan island (Anambas Islands) in Riau Islands, Indonesia. It’s common species in Anambas islands. C. matakensis growing with Lasia spinosa along small streams. The flower of Cryptocoryne matakensis is similar to Cryptocoryne auriculata, but it is a different group, first the rhizomes are quite different. This plant is easy to cultivate. C. matakensis grows very well in leaf litter of the beech tree, both emerged as submerged. In their natural habitat the pH is rather high, between 5.0 and 6.5, so you may expect that they may grow in a normal aquarium. The chromosome number is 2n = 34.

Price per: 1 plant (grown emersed).

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