Cryptocoryne Retrospiralis Cryptocoryne Retrospiralis

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Common Name: Crypt Retrospiralis

Family Name: Araceae

Origin: India, China, Thailand

Height: 10-24” 

pH: 6.5-7.5

Care: Easy

Light: Moderate

Co2: Not necessary

Propagation: Runners

Growth rate: Medium

Crypt retrospiralis is a beautiful mid- or background plant that has been a popular choice among aquarium lovers for hundreds of years. It is one of the earliest cultivated aquarium plants out there. C. retrospiralis has maintained such popularity because it is relatively easy to grow, and the loose corkscrew shape of its long, reed-like leaves with a hammered texture make an intriguing backdrop or accent plant. This plant is dark or bright green, and can attain a bronzy hue depending on conditions. High light will bring out more color in the plants. In the wild they are often found growing emersed, and can produce pink and purple flowers above the water. They will also grow well submersed. C. retrospiralis can be planted into the substrate or attached to a rock or piece of driftwood with a cotton thread or fishing wire.

As with all crypt plants, C. retrospiralis is sensitive to changes in water parameters and won’t like to be moved. It is normal for the plant to undergo “crypt melt” when introduced to a new tank, or if water conditions change too much. The leaves of the plant begin to rot and essentially melt away. If this process begins, you can cut away any rot and attempt to stabilize the water. They should produce new growth once they have acclimated. These plants will also melt if the lighting is too strong. 

Common Name: Crypt Retrospiralis

Family Name: Araceae

Origin: India, China, Thailand

Height: 10-24” 

pH: 6.5-7.5

Care: Easy

Light: Moderate

Co2: Not necessary

Propagation: Runners

Growth rate: Medium

Crypt retrospiralis is a beautiful mid- or background plant that has been a popular choice among aquarium lovers for hundreds of years. It is one of the earliest cultivated aquarium plants out there. C. retrospiralis has maintained such popularity because it is relatively easy to grow, and the loose corkscrew shape of its long, reed-like leaves with a hammered texture make an intriguing backdrop or accent plant. This plant is dark or bright green, and can attain a bronzy hue depending on conditions. High light will bring out more color in the plants. In the wild they are often found growing emersed, and can produce pink and purple flowers above the water. They will also grow well submersed. C. retrospiralis can be planted into the substrate or attached to a rock or piece of driftwood with a cotton thread or fishing wire.

As with all crypt plants, C. retrospiralis is sensitive to changes in water parameters and won’t like to be moved. It is normal for the plant to undergo “crypt melt” when introduced to a new tank, or if water conditions change too much. The leaves of the plant begin to rot and essentially melt away. If this process begins, you can cut away any rot and attempt to stabilize the water. They should produce new growth once they have acclimated. These plants will also melt if the lighting is too strong. 

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Shipping
Because we love our plants so much and don't want to let them go, we only ship on Monday. Just kidding!
For the safety of these magical plants, we only ship Monday through Wednesday. For the aquascaping community on the West Coast, we will ship Monday through Thursday.

Rimless aquariums will be shipped via UPS Ground. For More information, please visit our shipping page under Our Guarantees.

Returns

Hardgoods can be returned up to 30 days after purchase. Buyer will have to pay for return shipping.

We are unable to accept returns for perishable items such as plants or livestock. However, feel free to reach out to us if you are unsatisfied in any way! We do provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.

To be eligible for a refund/store credit, you must provide a picture of the item within 12 hours of receiving the item sealed in its original packaging.


Refunds

Don’t worry, we’ll take care of your order as long as it fits in the guidelines above!

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