Cryptocoryne albida Brown

  • Stock: 12 units in stock
  • Dimensions: up to 15cm long
  • Model: 126b
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This little Cryptocoryne comes from Asia, and grows naturally in Thailand.

The narrow, red-brown leaves have clear, black patterns and beautifully waving leaf edges. Each leaf grows to be about 1-3 cm wide and up to 15 cm long, giving the plant a light and graceful look, which is easy to combine with other plants inside the aquarium, enabling beautiful contrasts. Like many other Cryptocorynes, it is able to grow under must conditions and can thrive at even very poor light conditions. However, it will only grow very slow under such conditions. 

Understanding Crypt melt - all Cryptocoryne species require stable water parameter and light conditions. Once planted, Crypts should not be moved otherwise it can trigger what is called Crypt melt. If a Crypt has a significant change of environment (ph, kh , gh, lighting intensity or duration, root disturbance etc), Crypt melt can be triggered. The leaves start to disintegrate as the plant prepares for its new environment - DO NOT WORRY! Your plant will begin to grow back over the next 30 days (sometimes sooner, sometimes later) - it's still very much alive and busy getting ready for the growth of new leaves. In the meantime, any decaying leaves should be trimmed and recycled in a compost bin.

by Karl S. on 24/3/2021

Nicely coloured plant that adds good colour, interest and definition.

by Reggie W. on 16/8/2019

Lovely plant which seems to be doing well after 1 week. No signs of crypt melt so far which was something which had put me off adding cryptocorynes to my tank. There is actually some new leaves growing already.

by Mark H. on 22/4/2019

As always plants arrived in great condition and in only a week have the growth is just great

by Teresa T. on 4/4/2019

Beautiful plant.

by Christopher F. on 1/12/2017

Beautiful healthy plant,that is thriving already.

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