Cryptocoryne undulatus 'Red'

 

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Aquarium plant from tissue culture in closed cup.

This red version of Cryptocoryne undulata grows wild in rivers of Sri Lanka.

It is an easy plant, tolerant of very different conditions in an aquarium. Appearance of the plant will partially depend on these conditions.

Low levels of light and nutrients will produce a relatively tall, greenish-brown plant of slow growth. Higher levels of light and nutrition, combined with added CO2, will make the plant grow considerably faster producing shorter leaves of a reddish-brown colour.

 

Plant info

Type: Rosulate
Origin:Asia
Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.
Growth rate:Medium
Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
Height:15 - 30+
Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.
Light demand:Low
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
CO2 :Low
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.