Cryptocoryne Retrospiralis (Cryptocoryne retrospiralis)

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About This Product

Cryptocoryne retrospiralis grows over the whole area of India. Flowering specimens of C. retrospiralis are not easy to distinguish from C. spiralis as both have similar, stiff leaves. The spatha however is quite different. The difference between C. retrospiralis and C. crispatula is that the latter has often narrower, often undulated, leaves. Further, the two plants differ in the markings on the limb of the spathe. The typical monsoon leaves in C. retrospiralis (the chives form leaves) are also found in C. crispatula. Though this plant is known for more than 150 years, little is known on the variation in this species.

  • Common Name: Cryptocoryne retrospiralis
  • Family Name: Araceae
  • Native To: India, Thailand, China
  • Lighting: Medium
  • pH: 6-8
  • Growth Demands: Easy
  • Growth Form: Rosette
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement in Tank: Mid-Background
  • Available As: Bareroot

Customer Reviews

  • 3

    Posted by Ed Stofko on May 15th 2022

    Ordered four plants, three in fine shape , one with not roots and rhizome soft.

  • 5
    Very pretty, healthy plant

    Posted by Diane Heckerman on Sep 4th 2021

    Looking good after 9 days in my aquarium.

  • 4
    Great plant!

    Posted by Ariana Horn on Mar 24th 2016

    Came in very healthy looking despite a bit of decay on top parts of the leaves. Would definitely order again. Pretty colors! A bit smaller than expected, but hopefully they will grow (:

  • 5
    More than expected

    Posted by Stacey on Aug 22nd 2014

    Ordered two but got three smaller healthy specimens. Whole order was good.

  • 4
    a bit melted/100 degree shipping date

    Posted by Brad Darnell on Jul 19th 2012

    Mine melted a bit but I think it will recover. It was 100 outside when UPS brought package and the heat was radiating out from the box when opening. Not the fault of was just so hot. Would have been a nice plant had it not been so hot. All other plants did okay so 4 stars despite.

  • 5
    thank you

    Posted by jason nay on Jan 7th 2011

    ordered one but got two. very healthy. cool deep reddish-brown leaves, 5-10" long. however, it doesn't look like the picture. leaves a very thin-but still cool.