Cryptocoryne Wendtii Mi-Oya (Tissue Culture Pot)


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Cryptocoryne Wendtii Mi-Oya

Cryptocoryne Wendtii Mi-Oya is another beautiful variety from the group of plants related to C. wendtii, with its reddish-brown well-structured leaves. It is only found in Mi Oya river in Sri Lanka, where the water is very warm.

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.  Light plays a decisive role in the growth habit of this variety. Lots of light results in a horizontal leaf position, whereas little light prompts it to grow vertically.
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
  • Height (cm): 10 – 15
  • Propagation: Cut 5cm runners from rhizome