Crinum Thai (Crinum thaianum) – aquarium plant family amaryllic (Amaryllididaeae).
Crinum Thai distributed mainly in the south of Thailand.
Leaves Krinuma thailand, which can reach a length of about two meters, are located over the entire surface aquarium serpentine, thus they are able to shade other plants. For krinuma you need to choose only big aquarium, placing the plant at the back or side wall.
Here he will quietly grow for a whole year.
For content of Thai krinuma A tropical pond should be chosen with a temperature of at least 22 ° C. If the water is colder, krinum growth will slow down significantly, and the plant will begin to lose old leaves. It should be borne in mind that when the water hardness is below 4 ° C, the crinum will stop stable growth, therefore the water for its content choose soft or medium hard.
The pH level is 6.8-8, since under weakly acidic environment the old leaves will deteriorate strongly, the active reaction is preferably neutral or slightly alkaline. About a quarter of all the water in the aquarium is replaced about once a week. The leaves of the plant are so long that they rise high, being in proximity to the source of illumination, therefore the illuminator does not have to be strong.
Crinum Thai receive a sufficient amount of light due to its location, the plant prefers diffused, non-intense light. Since the Thai krinum often closes others aquarium plants, when selecting the illuminator, it is more worth focusing on them.
Light day should last at least 12 hours. When planting in a new soil containing organic matter, you can put a small piece of clay or its mixture with peat under the roots of the plant.
Then the full-fledged nutrition of crinnum will lack natural silting of the soil, it is not necessary to add mineral substances to the water. So how is it aquarium plant possesses a powerful root system, for it the size of the soil particles will not be significant.
When planting a new plant, the thickness of the soil should be about 5 cm, and sand or pebbles are usually chosen as substrates. Subsequently as you grow krinuma soil layer can be increased to 7-10 cm.
Breeding at Krinuma thailand at aquarium vegetative. The plant forms baby bulbs that are in close proximity to the parent plant. The first kids only appear 3-5 years after landing, so that before the process breeding may take quite a long time.
Crinum can begin to bloom only under favorable conditions: sufficient sunlight, high temperature and low water levels. However, under the conditions of the aquarium, it was still not possible to obtain seeds for breeding.