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Crinum Calamistratum BULBS

$140.00 ea.

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Crinum Calamistratum creates a fantastic and backdrop for your aquarium. The long, slender green leaves that can grow even above the water surface will have you desiring it in your planted tank setup. 


Appearance of Crinum Calamistratum


Crinum Calamistratum is a beautiful, long-stemmed aquatic plant that creates an elegant look in any aquarium. When grown with the right conditions, it will grow to be tall and spiral-shaped like a spindle. Leaves are usually green on Crinums but may appear wrinkled due to lack of certain minerals if you’ are new and misjudge the mineral supplementation required.

Crinum Calamistratum’s stalks are long and thin, which easily sway with the water current. The tentacle-like curly stem can make you think that it has been washed away by waves. Thus, making this plant an excellent addition to any aquarium as they add a certain something special to your tank!

Crinum calamistratums’ unique features of having tentacles with curling stalks is what gives them their name “curly” plants.” These type of looks really grabs people who love making new aquascapes in their tanks because these plants give such interesting contrasts against other flora or fauna featured in the tank itself.


Native habitat


The plant is native to Africa and is native Cameroon. It usually stays immersed when it’s growing wild, so even if you want to grow it without water present (which I don’t recommend), try replicating the same conditions where the plants typically thrive: fully submerged waters of the West/Central African region in Cameroon.




The Crinum Calamistratum plant is unique in that it does not require lots of maintenance needs once planted. However, the only thing to note is that this type of plant usually doesn’t do well when transplanted. It’s one you’ll rarely just uproot and then proceed to transplant into a substrate, as doing so will typically result in disaster for your aquarium plants!


Below are some tricks to grow your plants effortlessly without experiencing any challenges:

– Crinum Calamistratum usually develops by way of buds which gradually grow into new shoots.

– For the more daring, it’s possible to take a plant out of an aquarium. For those who don’t want to risk damaging their beloved plants in this way: gently pluck off small buds with tweezers or needle-nose pliers (and gloves).

– You can now plant these new buds into the substrate.

– As the new buds start to grow, they become independent plants.

– When planting new buds, you should add in an assortment of nutrients to keep them healthy and strong. This will typically lead to healthier growth for the plant!


The Crinum Calamistratum plant needs lots of high light to produce flowers. Once it has been placed in a place with plenty of sunlight, the ruffled leaves will unfold and wilt back just before blooming fresh blossoms. The soil must be kept moist at all times but not too wet or else this would stunt growth- much like how other plants need water for survival! You may also want to invest in CO2 supplementation generators because they are responsible for providing carbon dioxide (necessary) into the atmosphere which is what allows these particular plants thrive so well when around them!


This plant is an excellent choice for any aquarium enthusiast and will grow to be large if properly cared for. 


The recommended water hardness should be dGH 0 – 18°N (321.43ppm) and the temperature should range from 20-27 °C. 


The water should be at an optimal pH of 6.1 – 7.8 before adding substrate to your tank that can provide good root growth in fine gravel or sand with proper aeration so it doesn’t rot away quickly due to lack of oxygen.


Growing conditions


Crinums are found in many gardens all over the world. 

They grow best when submerged but not too deep in water because these plants need plenty of light to get those beautiful leaves so green. These new cuttings have been split at their base for optimal root growth and are perfect companions for any fish who likes a good nibble!


Aquarium use of Crinum Calamistratum


Crinum Calamistratum is a beautiful plant, depending on your taste, yet this one stands out like a strange tentacle monster!

It is slow-growing and remains fully submerged in water, which means you’ll need to provide lots of light so it can grow fast! If not enough light is provided for a long time, then Crinum will experience stunted growth with poor root development.

Crinum Calamistratum is an excellent plant for you if your fish are constantly attacking the leaves. This doesn’t affect its growth rate in any way and it can grow just as well with soft or hard water!

Plant Features:

The Crinum Calamistratum is awesome! The flowers are totally breathtaking and can grow up to 4 feet in height from the bulb. 

This bad boy thrives and grows best when it’s underwater 24/7, so once you have bought it from our shop we recommend keeping it in the tank for optimum growth.

Bottom Line:

Crinum Calamistratum is the perfect solution for all looking for something elegant yet unique to add to your aquarium. Aside from its beauty, Crinum Calamistratum makes sure that your aquarium has plenty of sustenance and the plant can thrive when placed in a brighter spot with enough carbon dioxide supplementation. 

These lovely flowers will make the outlook of your tank more complete and the fish appear within it ten times more lively! So why not give them all that they need to feel at home?


Crinum Calamistratum FAQ


Does Crinum Calamistratum need co2?

Crinum Calamistratum is a perfect plant for any aquarium. It thrives in brightly lit environments and needs additional carbon dioxide supplementation to grow well.

Can you trim Crinum Calamistratum?

Trimming these plants to length is similar to cutting your hair – so you would think. The only difference is that you can’t just trim the leaves, because the plant relies on its steams and will die faster than expected, and is it worth killing the leaves over keeping the perfect shape?

If you are experienced in stressing & trimming the plant, you can end up with surprisingly good results in the long run. But it would be best if you cut near the bulb.

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