Crinum NATANS! (The Ultimate Monster Plant) SMALL ONLY
AS OF 7/28 The plants look exactly like the first 7 photos!!!
The Ultimate Aquarium Plant. If I could have any job in the world, what would it be.
Finding, retrieving and healing up plants like these.... It's the one on my T-shirts, It's the plant that over time has taken over my 220 gallon aquarium...
If Indiana Jones were an aquarium plant hunter, this would be the plant he would be going after. Straight up, a tribe leader in Africa was paid for rights to collect these plants on his lands.
These are Crinum Natan.
These plants came in CUT way back. Further back than I would have liked actually. (There is a balance of how many can you fit in the box, the more you fit the cheaper the shipping, and the more work for Dustin and crew)
We had these plants for 9 days now. (We got them in This has been a great challenge for us. A challenge and a labor of love I have been enjoying. Growing out one of my favorite plants in my new Greenhouse 2.0 where i have the capacity to do so.
To say I am happy with the results is an understatement. You know how when you breed dogs they have the "Pick of the litter" These 20 are the pick of the liter. These are the 20 best plants I have hand selected.
This is some of my best work. These are some of my best plants. (Some with runners, some that are starting to flower.)
AGAIN as of 6.3 You will receive one of the 20 skinny plant (the photo with 2 rows of 10 with the ruler under it)
To unsure the proper care of these babies we are ONLY Selling them in combination with our Growth Juice at this time. These are wild collected plant. They are now in extremely good health and we want to keep it that way.
We have Two options.
1. The C. Natans Growth Juice Combo.
You will get ONE Hand picked Crinum Natans and a 500ml Bottle of our Growth Juice ($39.95)
2. The Ultimate Crinum Natans Combo.
One hand picked Crinum Natans, One 500 ml Bottle of Growth Juice and One 500m ML bottle of Iron for $49.95
YES- We will be selling them individually next week when more are grown out and up to our standards. They will be $29.95 each.
CRINUM CARE: Crinum come from Africa. When you hear Africa think Cichlids and HARD WATER. Now, you might not know if you have hard water, but these plants enjoy a higher mineral content. This can easily be achieve by adding crushed coral, dolamite or aragonite to your aquarium. (If you are social distancing like you should be, crushed egg shells!)
Don't over think the hard water. Our Growth Juice and Iron will keep your plants healthy. (How the heck do you think we have grown them out?)
LIGHTING: We have found that the fastest way to grow these plants (and basically ANY Plants is with high light. That said, I have been growing my MONSTER Crinum Natans for years under medium to low light aquarium that is 30 inches tall.... and my Crinum Natans is now about 60 inches tall.
SUBSTRATE: We have tested this plant in dirt and in plain old pea gravel. It has done better in dirt. (Shocker) BUT is still growing in plain gravel. NOTE: MY Friend Bryan also has NEVER done a dirted aquarium and has a Crinum Natans that is second only to mine in my 220.
AGAIN- If you buy a LARGE Crinum you will receive one of the Large in the photo with 2 rows of 11 and the yellow tape measure.
The stalks are between 3/4 of an inch or way more. You will have some slightly brown edges, and brown in spots. This is just how the plant travels. THEY ARE HEALTHY. You are looking at the plants we are selling.
The bigger they get, the more they will cost. Grab one NOW.
I ordered 2 of them and they both are healthy. One is a little smaller than the other, however I did order the small size. The base, where the roots are around a quarter in size and have strong thick green leaves. I am praying they continie to flourish and do great in my tall 150. Dustins plants never disappoint! I have a new order coming this week to fill in the left side of the aquarium with red plants. 1st somewhat successful planted tank, and im just gonna try to hit it out of the park but still learning.
I received this plant 9/24/21.
I love this plant. It arrived in great condition. Roots and bulb looked healthy, no rotting or odd colors. Great color on the leaves. I've heard that it takes awhile to get established, but mine has started to grow two new leaves in just one month! I get the sense its not truly established yet, but I am still impressed. I've never owned a bulb plant like this so I was a little nervous, I wasn't 100% confident I could keep it alive, but it's been very agreeable in growth and aesthetics.
This plant is an eye catcher for sure. It absolutely screams "JUNGLE!" and its amazing. Pics attached. (P.S. The ludwigia behind the Crinum isn't turning out like I imagined so I may be moving that... thinking about replacing it with some giant hairgrass? stay tuned)
TANK DETAILS: 55 Long (48"L x 18"H x 12"W) | High light LED (~4000 lumen maximum, daytime schedule with dimmer) | Dirted substrate (~6 years old now; am also using Seachem Root Tabs) | basic Seachem liquid fert routine: K ~2ppm, P ~ 1.5ppm, 3mL Fe every other day. My nitrates stay around 10ppm from bioload and feeding. 10x Tiger Barbs, 50x Pygmy Cories, 2x Kuhli Loaches, 1x young Yoyo Loach, 5x Otos, and a bunch of snails.
Bought one of these a while back and it was growing beautifully until a couple of Dwarf Gourami fish destroyed it down to nothing. Since then, those fish passed on a months later it’s back! Even growing upwards with a nice stalk and the actual plant flows beautifully! A must buy!
I love this plant! In my Tybee beach themed tank, it looks like an Octopus coming up over the driftwood wave. Thank you, Dustin and team for taking extra care of my order during the hurricane to ensure the plants arrived safely and in good condition. As you can see, they all look fantastic!
As always, I’m so pleased with the quality and quality of my recent order. I got a small and a large crinum natans and they both have healthy looking leaves and roots, and I’m so stoked to have these unique and beautiful plants in my new set up! I also ordered several other plants and the staff picked variety pack, and I feel so grateful for the healthy and generous portions I received- enough that I ended up adding some to my two other tanks! Which by the way are of course full of plants from Dustin. Everything was packed well and arrived in great shape.