Cryptocoryne ciliary or Cryptocoryne ciliate (Cryptocoryne ciliata) is an aquarium plant of the Cryptocoryne genus (Cryptocoryne) of the aroid family (Araceae).
In nature cryptocoryne ciliate It is found in swamps, as well as in slowly flowing waters of Thailand, Indonesia and India. It grows on silty soil in brackish and fresh waters in the tidal zone.
Cryptocoryne ciliary – one of the largest representatives of the genus cryptocoryne, it grows to a height of more than 50 cm. Arrow-shaped leaves are ovate or lanceolate in width about 10 cm and length up to 40 cm.
The edges of the leaves are wavy. The underside of the sheet is painted in light green with a pinkish tinge.
The upper side of the underwater sheet has a light green color, the surface one has a darker green color. Perianal plate with a fringe, purple-red to the edge and yellow in the middle.
Due to the large size for content crylate cryptocoryne aquarium use a large swamp type. The aquarium should be high, only so the plant will be with underwater leaves.
It also grows well in paludariums, where cryptocoryne ciliated especially in the topside grows to dense thickets. To create optimal conditions content lighting in the aquarium should be bright, diffuse, nutrient soil, temperature 22-26 ° C.
It tolerates brackish hard water.
Breeds cryptocoryne ciliated emerged after self-pollination “live-born” seedlings or shoots.