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Re: Crypt melt down
Chris Wells writes:
<snip>> Well after about 2 weeks the tops of almost all of the leaves have
> back somewhat like crypts do but not as fast.
> Is this to be expected? Are these just fragile plants or did the water
> chemistry change have something to do with it?
> Would I be better off to try and get plants from a supplier with similar
> water chemistry? Any suggestions for the next time?
Sometimes my crpts melt after in a couple of days, sometimes it takes a while
before it even starts. This sounds normal to me, and I wouldn't panic just
yet. AFAIK, the exact trigger is unknown, just that the things tend to do
this after a change in whater chemisttry. The Petco in my town (Boise, ID)
uses the same water I do. They get in Crypts and keep them for weeks without
a problem. Then I take them home and boom. They melt like butter in a
microwave. Since they come in potted, I suspect that disturbing the roots is
one of possibly a half-dozen triggers.