• Cryptocoryne Wendtii ‘Green’

    Difficulty: Easy
    Size: 10 - 30cm+ in height, 10 - 20cm 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 24 - 28°C
    CO2: Not required
    Propagation: Runners
    Special requirements: High nitrate levels and stable water conditions

    Cryptocoryne wendtii ‘Green’

    • 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.