Cryptocoryne petchii

  • Stock: 17 units in stock
  • Dimensions: up to 20cm
  • Model: P2020405
  • Origin: Sri Lanka
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Originating from Sri Lanka the Cryptocoryne petchii is a small plant with beautiful, slightly fluted leaf margins. The leaves become dark olive-brown with a violet underside. As with most crypts this plant needs little attention and will happily grow under low lighting.

Ideally place in the aquarium amongst rocks in clusters of two to three. This will create an 'all-natural' effect in your aquarium.

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 Ben T.
Very healthy plant which is doing very well in my tank.

by Stuart W.
Beautiful small plant thats easy to grow. Make sure you trim the leaves and roots before replanting to avoid "melt".

by Len B.
Great little plant for my shrimp tank. Arrived on time and good healt.

by Petch S.
Ordered several plants and when they arrived they were bigger than I'd expected and in excellent condition. Delivery was prompt and packaging protected them well.Highly recommend this company.

by Andrew H.
Fantastic plant looks lovely in my tank. Will continue to order from this company. Highly recommended

by Stephen G.
A lovely plant which arrived in good condition as usual. All AquaEssential plants arrive well packaged and in good condition. It is doing well at the front of the tank, and is acting well as a 'focal point'.

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