Cryptocoryne amicorum

  • Dimensions: up to 15cm
  • Model: P2020367
  • Origin: Sri Lanka
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One of the rarest of all the Crypts, Cryptocoryne amicorum is a cultivar plant that has bladed leaves that can come in a range of colours from brown to green and sometimes even a shade of purple. As with all Crypts not much light is needed, CO2 isn't essential but growth will be highlighted with CO2 rather than without it.

Cryptocoryne amicorumThis great little plant is easy to maintain making it great for beginners. Plant in a group of two or three for the best effect.

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.

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by Teresa T.
great plant.

by Michael P.
Excellent looking plant good condition and arrived well packed an insulated . Michael.

by Catalin Romeo B.
Nice addition to my fish tank, keep in mind to buy 2-5 for a bigger tank. I only got one and she's kinda lonely but planning to get some more soon as my tank is cycled, still battling at this moment :)

by Stephen W.
Another GR8 plant from aquaessentials

by Paul Ventress
as usual the plants arrived in great condition and after planting did not suffer from crypt melt and are looking good

by Roger Alderson
I was setting up a new nano tank, and bought crytocoryne amicorum together with a few other (small) plants. Being a complete novice to the whole 'planted aquarium' hobby, I didn't really know what to expect, but was pleased when these beautiful little plants arrived through my door in excellent condition. Wasting no time at all, I set up my little tank. I was dismayed when the next day, the plant wasn't looking quite so healthy. 48h after planting it was looking positively terminal, together with the other cryptocoryne that I'd bought. Oh no! I emailed Aqua Essentials for advice, but got no response, so did my own research and discovered that 'crypt melt' isn't uncommon when moving these plants. In fact, it's very common. So, I embraced patience and sat back in the hope that they would recover. Well, it took a long time, but the plants did recover. The first sign was about a week after planting, when I saw a tiny new leaf protruding from the melted mess. A f

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how tallis this plant

Maximum height 15cm

hi! i am from argentina, i am interested in the Cryptocoryne amicorum, i want to know about the shipping, i want to buy you a plant can you send me this plant in padded postal envelope? normal shipping? I do not want ship in box because it take a lot in arrive or worst, always i have to go to customs to reclaim the box, and i can not go out from my job. I assume all risk if the plant is damage or worst, if it happens i will buy it again until it arrive fine. if the shipping in padded postal envelope and normal shipping si possible please tell me the price. hope your answer.-

Plants are always sent in a box.

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