Common Name: Water Trumpet, Petchii, C Becketii
The Water trumpet is a popular crypt plant that makes a beautiful mid-ground accent or centerpiece. Its reddish, ruffle-textured, oblong leaves offer a striking contrast to green back or mid-ground plants. Water trumpet is a popular choice for beginners to crypt plants, being one of the easier crypts to keep. As with all crypt plants, water trumpets are sensitive to changes in water parameters and don’t like to be moved. It is normal for the plant to undergo “crypt melt” when introduced to a new tank, or if water conditions change too much. The leaves of the plant begin to rot and essentially melt away. If this process begins, you can cut away any rot and attempt to stabilize the water. They should produce new growth once they have acclimated. These plants will also melt if the lighting is too strong. Moderate to low lighting is sufficient for this plant.
Family Name: Araceae
Origin: South Asia
Growth rate: Slow
Remove tissue culture gel before planting. Simply wash the gel away or soak the plant in water and squeeze the gel off with your fingers.