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What Sort Of Substrate To Use For Growing Crypts From Regions Emersed

Discussion in 'Emmersed / Wabi Kusa' started by Scryllarus, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Scryllarus

    Scryllarus New Member

    Nov 5, 2018
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    Edit: looks like I messed up the title. It's supposed to say "from different regions" not "from regions"

    Hi, this is my first post on this website, so apologies if I did something wrong
    I'm looking to re do my emersed crypt setup to meet each species specific needs, as right now they're all in a container planted in a slab of dirt made of potting soil worm castings, red art clay, sphagnum moss, and topsoil.

    Currently I have c. Wendtii bronze, and red, c. Undulata, c. becketii, c. Lucens, c. Spiralis, and c. Balansae. The wendtii bronze is throwing out runners left and right while everything else is just growing slowly.

    I know that wendtii, becketii, undulata, and lucens are from Sri lanka. Balansae is from southeast asia and spiralis is from india/china. How would I mix substrates to fit each of their needs so that they will thrive? I plan on potting each plant individually.

    Thanks in advanced!
    Sorry for the lengthy post
  2. Stan510

    Stan510 Member

    Nov 28, 2019
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    I grew them underwater for years in potting soils. Miracle grow or even Martha Stewart brand. Not sure if that is even still made. It was the best if pricey way back when. Potting soils and gravel ( not sand!) over that. One C.wendtii would fill in a 16" basin in a years time. But,that was gradually planting it up from a 4-6" pot over time.

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