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

  • 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.