Lagenandra meeboldii sp. ‘pink’

April 5th, 2008

Lagenandra’s are often an overlooked plant that fits in very nicely in a cryptocoryne and anubias themed tank. I think of them like a cross between the two infact as they have a root system and rhizome like a crypt, but the leaf shape of an anubias. Lagenandra meeboldii sp. ‘pink’ is a beautiful bronze colored plant that supposedly will get to 12-14″ tall, but so for me, it’s stayed between 6-8″.

Lagenandra meeboldii sp. 'pink'

Initially, the plant grew pretty slowly, but I think it just takes a little while for the root system to get established. The leaves can melt, just like crypts, when being introduced to a new tank. Just leave them alone for a little bit, and eventually new leaves will fill in. The leaves themselves unfold from inside out, like the picture below, before forming the flat adult leaves.

Lagenandra meeboldii sp. 'pink'

I believe this plant is still quite rare in the hobby, but if you have the opportunity to grow Lagenandra meeboldii sp. ‘pink’ , or any Lagenandra, be sure to try it out.

One Response to “Lagenandra meeboldii sp. ‘pink’”

  1. jerome Says:

    Lagenandra meeboldii sp. ‘pink’

    Hi
    Interested in purchasing this plant (2or3)plants
    can you help me
    Thanks

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