Cryptocoryne lutea, bare root
Cryptocoryne lutea develops dense foliage of pointed leaves, and it thrives in low-tech setups!
Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia is a medium-sized Crypt species that is an excellent plant for many types of planted aquariums, including low-tech setups. This species is an increasingly popular aquarium plant due to its hardiness, adaptability to a wide range of water parameters, and attractive appearance. Like many medium-sized Crypts, this species looks best when planted in groups.
Under good care, Cryptocoryne lutea grows at a moderate rate. It should be placed in an area of the aquarium where it can be allowed to establish over time. It is native to Sri Lanka and should be kept in tropical temperatures. 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. These runners can be cut and replanted for propagation.
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, pointed leaves
- Very versatile when kept in stable conditions
- Great for aquarists of all skill levels, including beginners
- Can thrive in low-tech setups
- Excellent refuge for small fish, invertebrates, and fry
- Temperature: 72 – 79° F (22 - 26° C)
- pH: 6.8 - 7.2
- Lighting: Moderate
- Origin: Cultivated in nurseries, but indigenous to Sri Lanka
- Aquarium Placement: Midground
- Care: Easy
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