Cryptocoryne Wendtii Brown
Common Name: Crypt Wendtii Brown
The brown variation of Cryptocoryne Wendtii is quite popular and can be used in a variety of aquatic landscapes. Its leaves have a unique look with slightly wavy edges, and some even appear dimpled or blistered. When exposed to good lighting, these leaves take on a deep, dark brown color, creating a striking contrast when paired with green water trumpets.
What sets this Cryptocoryne apart, similar to other Cryptocoryne species from Sri Lanka, is its ability to thrive in hard water conditions. This makes it an ideal choice for aquariums housing cichlids, which often require specific water chemistry.
Like other Crypts, it grows at a moderate rate and can be grown both submerged and emersed. To propagate, simply cut off new plantlets growing from the mother rhizome.
- Cryptocoryne prefer not to be moved once planted. If possible, do not move them!
- Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
- Please be sure to remove this plant from its pot. Remove the cotton surrounding the roots and plant into a quality substrate. For instructions on how to properly plant "potted" aquarium plants, click here.
- CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will yield better growth.
- Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.
Family Name: Araceae
Endemic To: Borneo
Light: Low to Medium
Co2: Not necessary but recommended
Propagation: Cut by rhizome
Growth rate: Slow