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Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Florida Sunset'

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Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cryptocoryne (krip-toh-kor-RY-nee) (Info)
Species: wendtii
Cultivar: Florida Sunset

Category:
Ponds and Aquatics

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Variegated
Chartreuse/Yellow
Smooth-Textured
Pink

Other details:
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral MotherNature4 On Sep 26, 2009, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This new cultivar was introduced to the aquarium trade in 2009. The variegated, multicolored leaves range from bright pink, white to green. It is easy to propagate vegatatively.



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