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Data sheet: Cryptocoryne Lucens


Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne Lucens
Common name: Cryptocoryne Lucens
Taxonomic Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Angiosperme
Class: Liliopsida (Monocotiledoni)
Subclass: Arecidae
Order: Arales
Suborder: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Cryptocoryne
Species: Lucens
Description: Cryptocoryne Lucens has very narrow leaves placed apically to long stolons.
Coloring: Green
Habitat: It spreads mainly in swampy areas with slow or almost stagnant movement.
Water chemistry:
Temperature: 22-28°C   pH: 5-8  Water hardness: 1-18°dH GH: 6-18 °dGh  CO2: 10-20 mg/l
Quantity of light: Intense – average
Fertilization: Co2, Fertilizers based on iron 
Growth: Slow
Pruning: For stolons. Cut only 2-3 cm above the ground.
Recommended Soil: Fertile soil
Location in the Aquarium: Foreground, 10 -20 cm
Pairings: The plant is suitable for fish from community tanks and also from cichlids. It does not present any kind of allopathy to other species.
Tips for cultivation: Recommended for aquascaping and nano aquariums. It is advisable to position the roots firmly, removing the jar and wool
Diffusion: Central Sri Lanka
Difficulty: Not very demanding and easy to care of
Risk Extinction: Not at risk of extinction
Felice Panico
Acquariofilo dall'età di 10 anni con esperienza in acquariologia dolce,marina e salmastra, appassionato di immersioni subacquee e di microscopia.

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