Cryptocoryne spiralis (Cryptocoryne spiralis)

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About This Product

Cryptocoryne spiralis Cryptocoryne spiralis is a common plant in India, where it grows even in rice fields. It is the first described Cryptocoryne (1830). C. spiralis is regarded as the most "primitive", having a septum closing the kettle. This feature is not seen in any other Cryptocoryne, but is common in the related genus Lagenandra. Even though this plant is still very rare, it is expected that it will eventually find a wide distribution within aquarists. They grow without any problems in medium-hard tap water, within a weak acid to slightly alkaline environment at a temperature of 23 to 27 degrees C. A nutrient-rich substrate with loam and peat added is recommended, and should be at least 5-7 cm thick. It is best planted in groups. A gorgeous, easy to propagate by runners plant.

  • Common Name: Cryptocoryne Spiralis
  • Family Name: Araceae
  • Native To: India
  • 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

  • 5

    Posted by Teresa Whalen on Oct 21st 2021

    One of my new favorites! Received nice healthy plants. I've had them just over a month and they didn't take long to sprout new growth.. They are now about 18-20 inches tall. Super happy with these.

  • 5

    Posted by Jennifer Howell on Jan 31st 2021

    I love this plant. Admittedly I ordered one, and I tore it apart! They sent me long beautiful roots, so I separated this plant up. All 4 of the plants that I separated it into are thriving and doing beautiful! I was really surprised at how much I got for what I paid. I only tried clipping one, and surprisingly the one I clipped did the worst, but still lived just took longer to get going. The ones I separated and planted all did well nearly immediately. None of them melted at all, which leads me to believe they may have been grown underwater which is a huge plus, but my new growth is a little darker which makes me think that they may have been grown in air with really great care takers who just know what they're doing, and do it well... either way they are beautiful plants. They're crinkling nicely which is my favorite aspect of the spiralis I think it adds texture and fun lines to the look of my tank.

  • 5
    Healthy and happy plants

    Posted by Celeste on Dec 19th 2020

    Very pleased with how healthy these plants are.

  • 5
    Crypt spiralis

    Posted by Woo on Jul 25th 2020

    Once the seller send me the tracking number. The plants arrive fast. The plants arrive in good condition. Aquarium plants. Com has the best price on plants they offer. I did not experience any melting. When I plant them in my tank.

  • 5
    HUGE plant for the price

    Posted by Thomas G on May 11th 2020

    WOW! The pot I recieved was WAY bigger than the advertised photo! Full adult plant that had one or two leaves of die back before making new growth.

  • 5
    Would buy again

    Posted by Kattie Westgate on May 10th 2020

    I ordered 3x crypt spiralis and love them! They arrived in great condition, bare root. I planted them in a mixture of Seachem Fluorite and pool filter sand. 10 days later, and they are happy and thriving. A little bit of melt, but I expect that with crypts. They are already sending up new growth and looking great.

  • 4
    Crypt Spirals

    Posted by Gregory Scott on Jan 20th 2013

    Mine were like 12'' tall. :) Unpotted, so get overnight to avoid meltdowns. I got the get 3 4th is free, and all looked great. Long and green with the least algae on them. Best plants in my order.

  • 4
    Growing well. but new growth looks different

    Posted by Donna on Oct 11th 2009

    Growing well, but new growth is more olive green in color and the leaves are more "crinkled". I was hoping the new growth would be straighter and brigher green, but is probably has to do with my lighting (metal halide), the CO2 supplementation, temp (82) and other water parameters. However it is growing very well.

  • 5
    great size!

    Posted by Mike on Mar 18th 2009

    Never would I have thought I could find such beautiful and large plants at such a great price. Thanks. You will be hearing from me in the future.