Cryptocoryne wendtii Red (Cryptocoryne wendtii)

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About This Product

Cryptocoryne wendtii "Red" is a beautiful reddish brown variety of Cryptocoryne wendtii. It is a mistake to believe that Cryptocorynes require soft water. In large parts of Sri Lanka the water is hard, so Sri Lanka Cryptocorynes are almost all suitable for hard water. If the plant is affected by the so called "cryptocoryne disease", do not remove it from the aquarium because a few weeks later it will produce new shoots. See other Cryptocorynes for further information.
  • Common Name: Cryptocoryne Wendtii "Red" Mi Oya
  • Family Name: Araceae
  • Native To: Southeast Asia
  • 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

    Posted by Lewis Stanley on Jul 23rd 2021

    Very good condition and are doing well.

  • 5
    Healthy, red plant

    Posted by Suyash T on Mar 2nd 2020

    Received two plants with healthy roots. Well packaged. Growing well in my tank. Love it. !

  • 3
    Maybe my bad luck

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 23rd 2020

    I ordered one of these for my 29g tank, along with 10 other plants, mostly crypts. They all arrived looking healthy and hardy. It might have just been bad luck but this is the only plant that didn't survive once planted. It melted back completely and I waited patiently for it to bounce back but only saw one or two tiny shoots come up. Finally I decided to plant something else there, but when I went to dig the hole in the subtrate I found a giant mass of rotting roots that released a bunch of hydrogen sulfide gas when it came up. Worst smell ever. I saved two tiny rhizomes with a tiny leaf attached and planted them elsewhere. Hopefully those survive.

  • 4
    Hardy Plant Looks Great

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 20th 2018

    I've had this plant since 2013 and it has been through some rough tank moves. It always seems to bounce back. It has thrived in low light/ low tech tanks and high tech tanks. It is a bit of a slow grower if it is inundated with algae.

  • 5
    Nice plants!

    Posted by Newbie on Mar 31st 2013

    I ordered two of these. They've only been in for two days and they are doing great! The plants arrived fine (2 day shipping), one was large and the other small. Both plants had great, strong root systems. On the second day since planting, both plants are putting out new leaves already! So far, I'm very pleased.

  • 5
    great plant

    Posted by ricardo ferreira on May 12th 2012

    All my crypts are doing great ,no melt ,and large healthy plants .They really send a lot this time i have to throw some in the garbage because there were no space left in my substrate

  • 5
    Tough Little Plant

    Posted by Joe on Jan 19th 2011

    The plant had to come through the Indiana winter in shipping, and despite of this it suffered only a little die off and already has new growth within the week.

  • 5
    Already growing

    Posted by Angela Williamson on Jan 10th 2011

    I ordered two of these plants and both are already starting to get new leaves and I've only had them for four days! I'm very pleased with my purchase and am glad the plants are doing well.

  • 5
    Awesome plant

    Posted by Ryan on Dec 12th 2010

    I've had this plant about a year now. It arrived with 4 stems, so i was a little skeptical.....several months later i have baby plants coming out of my ears and those 4 leaves turned into about a million. Great, undemanding plants. Will do just fine without CO2, although the leaves def. get broader and a tad longer with co2.

  • 5
    Great plants

    Posted by Scott Westall on Jan 13th 2010

    received two of these in great shape beautiful plants. They look great in their new home

  • 5
    Great, healthy

    Posted by David on Nov 20th 2009

    Very healthy looking plants, strong roots. Can't wait to see them grow larger.

  • 5
    Very nice!

    Posted by Noah Mason on Oct 10th 2009

    I purchased two of these a couple weeks ago. They came in Great condition, and are growing very well. my current fish love to hide under the leaves. Very good purchase.