Cryptocoryne spiralis

  • Model: p2020455
  • Origin: South East Asia
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Temperature RequirementsCO2 RequirementsLighting Requirements


An easy to grow cryptocoryne that grows to about 40cm in height it's a strong grower and ideal if you're new to the hobby. Tolerant of a very wide range of water temperatures and chemistry it's best positioned in the midground unless you have a smaller tank then pop it at the back. If you give this plant pressurised CO2 and lots of lighting, it will grow quickly and impress you.

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 elvin t. on 30/11/2018

Arrived promptly in good condition and appears to be OK

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