Cryptocoryne Crispatula Tonkinensis UNS Tissue Culture
Common Name: Crypt Crispatula Tonkinensis
Crypt Tonkinensis is a less common type of crypt that doesn't quite resemble the other crypts you're used to seeing. It has long and thin straw-like leaves unlike the usual thicker leaves of other Crypts. It can be found growing in the wild of Thailand and other South East Asian countries along the bedrocks of streams and rivers.
Like other crypts, this plant is recommended for beginners due to its ease in keeping and low care requirements. If grown in good aquarium substrate such as Controsoil, the plant can feed through the roots and grow quickly without the need for high light, CO2 or fertilizer dosing.
Crypts can be grown emersed or submerged. Propagate by splitting the rhizome or cutting off new growth and replanting.
- Tissue culture plants are grown in vitro from a state of the art laboratory specialized in propagating aquatic plants. They provide the best option for those who want to ensure that absolutely zero unwanted pests are introduced into the aquarium.
- Remove tissue culture gel before planting. Simply wash the gel away or soak the plant in water and squeeze the gel off with your fingers.
- 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.
- For instructions on how to properly plant tissue culture aquarium plants, click here.
- CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will yield better growth.
Light: Low to Medium
Co2: Recommended but not required
Propagation: Cut along rhizome and replant
Growth rate: Moderate to Fast