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Re: [APD] I am a new subscriber
>I am new to this list, but I would like to get some feedback on Crinum
>calimastratum. To make a long story short, one of these plants ended up in a
>Rubbermaid tote outside, just floating, from mid-August until today, when I
>it. We here in PA have had many near freezing days and nights in November,
>three nights where water surfaces were thinly iced. Despite that, the Crinum
>seems quite healthy, with solid bulb and roots, and three nice long leaves,
>which more resemble those of a Crypt. balansae. Does anyone else have any
>experience with this plant being able to take such extremely low
>stride? There was also an Amazon swordplant that survived, with three small
>leaves in the center of the plant, the outer leaves having died. I brought
>in side and have them in an area where I can very very slowly bring them up to
>ordinary aquarium temperatures.
I've had Crypt Albida survive a killing frost. I forgot about it, found it
the morjning after, brought it in and the gre new leaves, the old ones
lone turned to mush.
If a crytp can survice that a crinum surely can; you could clean those things
with a wire brush they're so tough.
I'm sure it's fine.
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