Aponogeton crispus

Krause Wasserähre ( Aponogeton crispus )

The Krause Wasserähre ( Aponogeton crispus ) is an amphibious plant from the family of water corn plants ( Aponogetonaceae ). This species has its natural distribution area in India and Sri Lanka.


The perennial herbaceous plant reaches a height of 30 to 50 centimeters and forms a tuber and a rosette. The leaves are ovate and linear are very tender and edge is wavy. The leaf surface is light to dark green.

Hunting and

As a whole range of water ears ( Aponogeton ) is offered commercially for planting aquarium also this species. This Wasserährenart already heard but to the discerning aquarium plants, it requires among other things a rest period in which the tuber to regenerate. The light requirement of the plant is medium to high. It requires water temperatures between 25 and 32 degrees Celsius. It is suitable for planting in the aquarium of the background and the middle zone and can also be used as a specimen plant. Due to the size of the aquarium, where it is maintained, should hold at least 150 gallons of water. A carbon dioxide fertilization is also required.