Feb 19, 2021: This product is temporarily out of stock - see Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Red' - it is very similar!
Size: 10 – 30cm+ in height, 10 – 20cm in rosette width
Native Range: Southeast Asia (Sri Lanka)
Position and Usage: Any placement may be appropriate, although midground is common
Growth Rate: Moderate
Lighting: 1/5 – 3/5
Water Conditions: pH of 6 – 8, temperature of 75° to 82°F
CO2: Not required
Special requirements: High nitrate levels and stable water conditions
Cryptocoryne Wendtii, also known as Wendt’s Cryptocoryne, is a slow-growing, undemanding species well-suited to smaller aquariums. As a dense, low-growing plant, C. wendtii is well-suited to midground placement and can be used to conceal the unsightly lower regions of your taller, stem-type plants. However, if positioned in groups, C. wendtii will grow tall and narrow. As such, solitary specimens may be most attractive. With regular pruning and nitrate-heavy fertilization, this plant will thrive. It may experience leaf die-off when first introduced to an aquarium but will acclimate well over time. Leaf size, shape, and colour will depend greatly on your tank’s light intensity, making it a pleasantly versatile variety. To propagate, remove a small portion of the root with some attached stem and plant in the substrate. You can also pull apart a mature plant and plant the resulting specimens across the aquarium. This species is hardy and its propagation simple, making it an excellent choice for experienced and beginner aquarists alike.