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Cryptocoryne (Cryptocoryne wendtii)
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 QUICK STATS
Care Level: Easy
Lighting: Low to Moderate
Placement: Mid-ground
Water Conditions: 72-82° F, KH 3-8, pH 6.0-8.0
Propagation: Runners
Max. Size: 4", 6
Color Form: Green
Supplements: Iron-Rich Fertilizer
Origin: Farm Raised
Family: Araceae

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Cryptocoryne, also known as Wendt's Cryptocoryne, is available commercially in a variety of color forms, including green, olive green, and reddish brown leaves. The leaves differ considerably in size, shape and color; this is heavily dependent on the amount of light they receive.

Cryptocoryne requires a substrate that is fertilized with an iron-rich fertilizer. Regular pruning and thinning will keep it looking its best. Cryptocoryne requires stable water conditions to prevent rotting of the stems and leaves. Provide at least 2 watts per gallon using full spectrum bulbs (5000-7000K). Water temperature should be between 75° and 82°F, with a dKH of 3-8 and a pH of 6.5 to 7.5.

For best results, use Cryptocoryne as a solitary plant. They may also be planted in groups with good results. If planted in thick groups, all variations will grow taller and narrower. When planting in this fashion, place the smaller types in the foreground of the aquarium, with the larger ones in the center and back. Cryptocoryne propagate by growing multiple runners.

Approximate Shipping Size: Potted. 4" to 5"


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  CW-330143,  $ 5.99
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This plant is available for purchase in the following type:
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