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Cryptocoryne crispatula

Plant Info:

This is a potted plant. Easy care.


Type: Rosulate
Origin: Asia
Growth Rate: Medium. Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
Height: 20 - 30+
Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.
Light Demand: Low
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
CO2: Low
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.

  • Small plants
  • Great success
  • Young cultivated plants
  • Potted


Prepare the plants:
  • Remove plastic pot and stone wool
  • Shorten the roots and divide into smaller plants, suitable for groups of plants
  • Spray plants with water every now and then to keep plants moist
  • Drying may harm the leaves
  • Carefully fill aquarium with water
  • Make sure that the water jet does not hit plants or the bottom layer directly
  • Install a timer watch to turn off after 6 hours of light every day for the first three weeks
  • Increase gradually to max. 8 hours of light every day
  • Too much light may result in problems with algae growth
  • Light is main energy source for plants
  • The better the light you purchase, the more plant choices you have


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Easy care aquar­i­um plant. It is a pot­ted plant.

Cryp­to­co­ryne crispat­u­la var. bal­al­nese is from South­ern Thai­land where there are lime­stone moun­tains. The water in this area can be very hard.

This plant needs to adapt before seri­ous growth starts.





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