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Crinum Calamistratum / Onion Plant

Crinum Calamistratum comes from the rivers in Cameroon. It forms very narrow, curly, 40-120 cm long, dark green leaves. Crinum Calamistratum required a strong light to grow well. 
  • Sold as a small Bare Root / Rhizome plant. May not have many leaf yet, leaves will develop over time. The color of the leaves and bulb vary due to the sunlight and nutrient.
  • Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation.
CO2: Recommended
Growth Rates: Slow
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Nutrient Substrate: Recommended
Lighting Requirements: Medium-High

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Gorgeous little onion!

Crinum Calamistratum is an African water onion. When I first decided to setup a tank a few years ago, this was the one plant I was most excited about. It was out of stock at the only plant shop I knew of and I didn't take the time to look for other aquatic plant retailers. Fast forward a few years, I finally took the search engine plunge. I found APF very easily and lo, they had this curly little cutie in stock! So yeah, it took a few years for me to get this, my dream aquarium plant, and it's so much more impressive in person!
The Crinum arrived in beautiful condition: all the leaves were intact and I did not experience any melt at all. This little beauty is thriving in my Dwarf Puffer tank, they love playing with the swirly fronds! If you're looking for an easy-care plant for a low tech setup with show-stopping beauty, this is it.

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M.A.
Cute little plant

My cc came in a little ziplock and I immediately put him in my tank. Substrate is Amazonia light. It didn’t die but didn’t make a lot of progress either. It is kind of there couple of tentacles seem to have grown a little. I think this plant is super slow to get established. It was a little cooked when it came but that is because it’s summer and I live in hot Midwest. I think it will come around. It sure is cute plant. It gets good circulation, light and nutrition so it’s just matter of time.

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A.B.
Great buy!

USPS lost my order for over a week, but they still were super healthy and I love them!