Cryptocoryne Beckettii Petchii (Tissue Culture Pot)


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Cryptocoryne Beckettii Petchii

Cryptocoryne Beckettii Petchii is a smaller version of Cryptocoryne Beckettii which originates from Sri Lanka. The leaves are generally smaller and more slender with a dark green to olive brown and a purple underside.

As with all crypt plants, this plant can be sensitive to changes in water parameters and don’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. Moderate to low lighting is sufficient for this plant.

Most Cryptocoryne were originally found in fast-flowing limestone bed streams or rivers. These plants need high levels of calcium to thrive in a tank environment, as well as CO2, phosphate, iron, and nitrate. Although they are easier to grow submersed, they will also grow emersed and can produce flowers above the water. 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. This means you can enjoy strong and healthy plants free from pests and diseases from the start.


Success Factors:

  • Sufficient light (medium onwards) to get good coloration
  • Avoid extreme water parameters
  • Slightly higher GH values work better (4-5dGH and above)
  • Long term stability of aquarium parameters
  • Fertilization/CO2 levels need not be high but needs to be consistent.

Plant Info:

  • Type: Rhizome
  • Family Name: Araceae
  • Origin: South Asia
  • Care: Medium
  • Light demand: Moderate
  • CO2 : Low to Moderate
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Height (cm): 10 – 15
  • Propagation: Cut 5cm runners from rhizome