Crinum Calamistratum (Crazy Hardy Aquarium Plant) (3.24 photos)
A SMALL is under 5 inches with 5 or 6 leaves around an inch. The have decent stalk. (AS OF 2-24- they are BIGGER LIKE A MEDIUM!)
A Medium is between 5 and 7 inches with up to 10 leaves
A Large will have a thicker base and well over 10 leaves (and shouldn't be missed...
If you want a unique looking plant for contrast in your tank, Crinum Calamistratum is that plant. It has ridged kinda skinny ruffled leaves on it. I have kept this plant for a number of years and have even debated just keeping it alone all by its self. It does take a second to establish itself in the aquarium. Crinum Calamistratum might even have one inch sections on the tips of its leaves turn yellow in the move. Not to worry it will come back.
NOTE: This plant requires an excellent, nutrient rich substrate. (Dirt is what I keep it in) Don't try to keep Crinum Calamistratum in plain old gravel. Crinum is also a plant that responds directly to a huge water change. I swear I have almost watched them grow with a large water change. I love this plant, its so unique looking and always gets comments in my tank. If you have been keeping a planted tank successfully for a year or so. You should try out a Crinum Calamistratum
Looking for other Hardy Aquarium Plants? Try Anubias , Java Fern, and our Java Moss.
Received both plants and they were in better shape than I was expecting after shipping! Put one in each of my tanks and they look fantastic! I waited too long to get one of these plants and I can't wait to see it grow!
So pretty. I ordered one got 3. One was pretty big and I decided not to bury the roots. Just have weights to hold it in place. Definitely recommend getting this plant.
I ordered a small and the plant was much bigger than expected. I placed orders with 3 stores to get what I wanted for a 280 gallon, and Dustin's plants were the biggest and healthiest by far.
Hey I ordered the small Crinum Calamistratum because that's all that was available but it's a good size and one of the coolest looking aquatic plants in my opinion. I love it.