Cryptocoryne Crispatula Tonkinensis (Tissue Culture Pot)


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Cryptocoryne Crispatula Tonkinensis

The Cryptocoryne Crispatula Tonkinensis is a less common type of crypt that doesn’t quite resemble the other crypts you’re used to seeing.  It has long and thin straw-like leaves unlike the usual thicker leaves of other Crypts. It can be found growing in the wild of Thailand and other South East Asian countries along the bedrocks of streams and rivers.

Like other crypts, this plant is recommended for beginners due to its ease in keeping and low care requirements.  If grown in good aquarium substrate, 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.

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: Asia
  • Care: Easy
  • Light demand: Low to Medium
  • CO2 : Low
  • Growth rate: Moderate to Fast
  • Height (cm): 10 – 15
  • Propagation: Cut 5cm runners from rhizome