Crypt spiralis or Val spiralis

Discussion in 'Plant ID' started by BMcK, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. BMcKValued MemberMember

    I bought this plant awhile ago, but can't tell which it is. I thought it was corkscrew Val, but it doesn't seem affected at all by glut, which i thought vals melted with liquid co2?
    I can't find any pics of either plant in its early days.
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  2. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    I'd say Crypt. Btw : corkscrew vallis isn't V.spiralis !!!!

  3. BluestreakflWell Known MemberMember

    Thats definitely Crypt Spiralis. Once it gets taller and established, youll really start to see it spiral, I have some on my 55g and it presents a very unique look.

  4. BMcKValued MemberMember

    Thank you.

    Ahh, good to know. I must have been misinformed, thanks for the clarification :)

  5. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    The "spiralis" has something to do with the flower of this plant and not about spiraling leaves hahahha. So spiralis has straight leaves !!!! Someone liked to confuse everyone hahahaha.
    Think it's the same qith the Crypt btw, cause I can't find any pics of spiraling leaves. But O can be wrong about that !!!
  6. BMcKValued MemberMember

    Since its only in its current location because I thought it was a val, I would like to move it to be a more focal plant, but I know crypts are prone to melting.....would it be too detrimental to move it? Or should I let it be?
  7. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Is it in the back ?? If so I'd leave it, cause I think it can get rather busy !!! No experience with this one. Only with the smaller ones
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  8. BMcKValued MemberMember

    It is in the back. I'm just wondering if it will get overshadowed by the wisteria that it's next to.
  9. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Could be. Replacing it wont't directly start it melting. I am swapping my crypts very often.
    Melting crypts is a known problem, but to my believe by an unknown cause.
    If you've a better place I'd replace it.
  10. BluestreakflWell Known MemberMember

    I think the spiraling also has to do with the way the leaves flow in the water, not so much like corkscrews, but the leaves wave and curl around, whereas with other normal varieties of crypts the leaves are rather straight in their direction. Here is an older picture of mine, it's slightly right of the big piece of driftwood.

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  11. BMcKValued MemberMember

    That would make sense. Nice tank btw :). What kind of lilies are those in there?
  12. BluestreakflWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks! They're actually banana plants, although lilies is on my list of things to try one of these days.

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  13. BMcKValued MemberMember

    I'll have to try a couple of those:)

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