Cryptocoryne parva (Tiny cryptocoryne)

  • Model: 106
  • Origin: Sri Lanka
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Originating from the Central highlands of Sri Lanka the Cryptocoryne parva  grows in dense colonies along the banks of fast flowing rivers. Known as the Green Water Trumpet, this delightful little crypt is one of the smallest of the species, growing slowly this plant is rather demanding needing high light and CO2 levels.

This plant looks great planted in a group of three or four and amongst light rocks or wood.

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 Jerome D.
I have planted this amongst some hair grass and monte carlo carpeting plants, it looks healthy and seems to be growing now after a few weeks.

by Darren J.
Great looking plant, hoping it will do well in there, using CO2 injection and under a Fluval Aquasky 2.0

by PAUL C.
lots of healthy plants, quick delivery

by Michael P.
Quality product

by Luke Brown
Nice looking plant although it turned yellow soon after I placed it in the tank, I just picked the yellow leaves off and it soon grew back stronger, pleased with the plant and overall service

by Sam McArthur
Lovely tiny little crypt arrived in great condition and looks fantastic in the foreground fast delivery as always.

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will this grow in a 55gal. 21inches tall about 2 watts per gal.


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