Crypt Retrospiralis

R145.00

  • CARE: Easy
  • LIGHT: Low
  • CO2: Not Required
  • PLANT LOCATION: Midground
  • PH: 6.5-7.5
  • PROPOGATION: Runners/Plantlets
  • GROWTH RATE: Slow/Moderate
  • ORIGIN: Asia

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Crypt retrospiralis is a mid- or background plant that has been a popular choice among scapers. 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.

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

Notes:

  • If received in a pot, please remove all rock wool from the roots. Where possible we try and ship without pots or rockwool. Due to them being non-biodegradable we prefer to propagate in an environmentally conscious way.
  • CO2 will generally yield better growth rates.
  • Stable water conditions are a must, changes should occur over a period of time in order to reduce chances of melting etc.