Cryptocoryne wendtii Tropica (Crypt Bronze)

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  • Model: 109E
  • Origin: Sri Lanka
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Cryptocoryne wendtii  is a medium sized water trumpet. Reaching heights of up to 15cm. Below the surface the leaves will be a chocolate brown, where as above the surface they are rust brown.You can create a bonsia look to these plants by planting in a clay pot, then press the pot directly into the substrate. By limiting the space for the roots you keep the plant smaller.

As with most crypts this plant needs little attention and will happily grow under low lighting.

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 Gillian S.
This is the second batch I have tried, and they are doing well. I like the arrow-shaped bronze-coloured leaves which create a lovely mid-height interest. However, my boisterous fishes tended to keep knocking them over, despite my efforts at anchoring the pots, and some of the leaves have yellowed. I have moved them to the 'plant aquarium'., and they seem happier.

by Adam R.
Great looking healthy plant, big portion as Well

by Luke B.
Great sized plant and the colours are unusual which makes it stand out! Delivery was quick as always


by Julie A.
Lovely healthy plant, growing really nicely on my aquarium.

by philip k.
fantastic service from AE. Plant in top condition and customer service Top notch. Infinitely better service than competitors such as green machine

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would a 2' mini pot be good for the bonsia look.Does it need bigger clay pot.


i'm not sure what you mean

description is saying you can plated in a clay pot in your aquaruim.What size of clay pot can you use


any size pot will do

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