Red Cryptocoryne wendtii Tissue Culture
Cryptocoryne wendtii is 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. This red variety is excellent for the forground and midground of the aquarium. Red Cryptocoryne wendtii will thrive in the low-light, low-tech aquarium. It will show the most red coloration when kept in iron-rich substrate.
Red 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.
This listing is for the tissue culture form of Cryptocoryne Wendtii Red. Tissue cultures are superior to traditional forms of aquarium plants in many ways. They are produced in a completely sterile environment which eliminates the possibility of them carrying pest snails or algae spores. They have a shelf life (before introduction to the aquarium) of several months if properly maintained and they are housed in a nutrient gel until introduced to the aquarium. To introduce a tissue culture plant to the aquarium, simply rinse off as much nutrient gel as possible, then plant as usual. The nutrient gel will not harm your aquarium.
What We Like About This Plant:
- Classic plant in the aquarium hobby
- Red coloration
- Very versatile when kept in stable conditions
- Great for low-light and low-tech setups
- Excellent foreground and midground plant
- Tissue cultures contain no unwanted pest animals or algae
- 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
- Care: Easy
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