Cryptocoryne crispatula (Cryptocoryne crispatula)
This Cryptocoryne is an excellent plant for the moderate-light, low-tech aquarium!
Cryptocoryne crispatula (Cryptocoryne crispatula) is a fairly large plant that occurs throughout much of Asia. It can grow to a substantial size, so it is an excellent plant for the medium to large aquarium. It is distinctive for its long, thin, ruffled leaves.
Cryptocoryne crispatula is a slow-growing plant that requires moderate lighting. Due to its wide natural range, it can adapt to a relatively wide variety of water parameters as long as it does not have to endure sudden changes. Like most Cryptocoryne species, it should be allowed plenty of time to “settle in” and should not be moved constantly. Once established, it will reproduce by sending runners that will grow into new plants.
CO2 supplementation is beneficial, but not necessary for this plant. It will also benefit from supplemental fertilizers and nutrient-rich substrate
What We Like About This Plant:
- Long, thin, wavy leaves
- Very versatile when kept in stable conditions
- Relatively uncommon
- Excellent background plant
- Temperature: 71.6 – 82.4° F (22 - 28° C)
- pH: 6.0 - 8.0
- Lighting: Moderate to High
- Origin: Indigenous to and farmed in Asia
- Aquarium Placement: Middle to Background
- Care: Moderate
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