Treat yourself to one of the most popular and long-kept plants in the entire aquarium hobby. It is a great plant for beginners, but can also be used for very advanced aquascaping projects!
Cryptocoryne wendtii is likely the most well-known crypt and is native throughout Southeast Asia. It has been developed into countless varieties of color and size. These aquatic plants are excellent for the foreground and midground of the aquarium. Cryptocoryne wendtii will thrive in the low-light, low-tech aquarium. It will show the most colorations when kept in iron-rich substrate.
Cryptocoryne wendtii is slow and steady in growth. It can adapt to a reasonable 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 These Plants:
Classic plant in the aquarium hobby
Bronze, Red, and Green coloration
Very versatile when kept in stable conditions
Great for low-light and low-tech setups
Excellent foreground and midground plant
Cryptocoryne Care Guidelines:
Temperature: 74 – 84° F (23 - 29° C)
pH: 6.0 - 7.5
Lighting: Low to Moderate
Origin: Grown in nurseries, but indigenous throughout Southeast Asia
Aquarium Placement: Foreground to Midground
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