My explorer friend came back from his Kapit and Sibu trip yesterday and thus, I went to his farm today to help him do some farming works and at the same time, review the progress of some of the previous cryptocorynes which he collected and cultivated:
C. nurii 'Pahang Rosanervig' - new leaves are growing out well under submersed cultivation
C. nurii 'West Pahang' - ditto, new leaves are growing out well under submersed cultivation
C. sp. 'Malay Peninsula' - growing well in emersed conditions with water constantly sprinklered on
C. longicauda 'Johor' - ditto, growing well in emersed conditions with water constantly sprinklered on
C. sp. Kota Tinggi' - ditto, growing very well in emersed conditions with water constantly sprinklered on
C. affinis 'Pahang Rosanervig' - growing well under submersed conditions, with bubbling on the leaves
C. affinis 'Pahang Red' - growing well under submersed conditions. Very beautiful! See below too.
C. sp. 'Anambas Island' are growing well after more than a week at the farm submersed, healthy new leaves are growing out, see below
The above is a species of fern collected at Anambas Island, the leaves have a bluish tinge if you looked closely, amazing!
The above and below are some plants collected from Kapit with leaves which looked very much like that of cryptocorynes at the first sight but the long connecting rizhomes revealed that they are not. Sigh. The above should be very beautiful when tied to a driftwood and placed in a planted tank.
The above are some of the better performing cryptocorynes. Some are growing well emersed while others are growing well submersed. However, there are some which are still adjusting with stunted growth which I would not reveal here.
We planted the Sibu cryptocorynes and left them in the ponds (for those which we felt would do well submersed) and tanks (ditto for those emersed) respectively. Hopefully they would grow well, especially the more difficult C. auriculata, C. lingua and C. pallidinervia.