Spade Leaf (Cryptocoryne ciliata) - aquarium plant genus Cryptocoryne (Cryptocoryne) Family - Araceae.
Areal growth In nature Cryptocoryne ciliata is found in swamps, as well as in slow-flowing waters of Thailand, Indonesia and India. Grows on muddy ground in brackish and freshwater tidal zone.
Spade Leaf - one of the largest members of the genus Cryptocoryne tall it grows more than 50 cm arrows shaped leaves ovate or lanceolate to a width of about 10 cm and a length up to 40 cm wavy edges of the sheet. Downside sheet painted light green with a pinkish tinge. The upper side of the underwater sheet has a light green color, a surface - a darker green color.
Due to the large sizes for content Cryptocoryne ciliata aquarium use large marsh type. The aquarium should be high, so the plant will only underwater leaves. Perfect also grows in paludariums where Spade Leaf especially topside grows to dense thickets. To create optimal conditions in the aquarium lighting should be bright, diffuse, soil nutrient, temperature 22-26 ° C. It tolerates salty brackish water.
Propagated Spade Leaf arising after selfing "live birth" sprouts or shoots.