Red Undulated Crypt (Cryptocoryne undulatus "Red") Tissue Culture
Red Undulated Crypt is an excellent midground to background plant whose color provides a great contrast with green plants, even in the low-tech and low-light aquarium!
Red Undulated Crypt (Cryptocoryne undulatus "Red") is a well-known rosette crypt that is native to Sri Lanka. It can grow to a respectable size of around 12 inches (20 cm), although it can be kept at half that size. It makes an excellent midground plant, or even a background plant in smaller aquariums. Its red-brown coloration is very striking and unusual compared to many other aquarium plants.
Red Undulated Crypt is slow to moderate in growth depending on lighting and nutrient levels. 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
This listing is for the tissue culture form of Red Undulated Crypt. 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:
- Tissue Cultures contain no unwanted algae or pest animals
- Unique red-brown coloration
- Very versatile when kept in stable conditions
- Great for low-light and low-tech setups
- Excellent midground plant
- Temperature: 75 – 82.4° F (24 - 28° C)
- pH: 6.5 - 7.5
- Lighting: Low to Moderate
- Origin: Lab-grown tissue culture, but indigenous to Sri Lanka
- Aquarium Placement: Midground to Background
- Care: Easy
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