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Cryptocoryne Spiralis "Broad Leaf"
  • Cryptocoryne Spiralis "Broad Leaf"

Cryptocoryne Spiralis "Broad Leaf"

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Common Name: Cryptocoryne Spiralis Broad Leaf

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Easy

Light Demand: Medium

Co2 Demand: Medium

Fertilizer Demand: Medium

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Plant Pictures shown are of Submersed Grown Plants in Aquariums under Optimum Plant Growing Conditions. Plants Sent are grown in Farms in Emmersed or Submersed Conditions depending on variety. Hence, Plant/Leaf Structures may vary from that shown in pictures. When they are grown submersed in aquariums under Optimum Growing Conditions as required by the Plant (Light, Co2 and Nutrients) they will get the appearance as shown in pictures

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Description: Cryptocoryne spiralis "Broad Leaf," a variant of the popular Spiralis Crypt, is a captivating aquatic plant distinguished by its broad, elongated leaves that add a touch of elegance to freshwater aquariums. As a member of the Cryptocoryne genus within the family Araceae, this plant is native to Southeast Asia, including regions in India and Sri Lanka. The broad leaves of Cryptocoryne spiralis "Broad Leaf" create a dynamic and visually appealing display, making it a sought-after choice for aquascaping.

Known for its graceful appearance and adaptability, Cryptocoryne spiralis "Broad Leaf" is suitable for both novice and experienced aquarists.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne spiralis "Broad Leaf"
  • Family: Araceae
  • Origin: Southeast Asia (India, Sri Lanka)
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Lighting Requirements: Low to Medium
  • CO2 Requirement: Low to Medium
  • Temperature Range: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Runner, division

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Cryptocoryne spiralis "Broad Leaf" thrives in low to medium lighting conditions. Adequate light is essential for maintaining its vibrant color and promoting healthy growth.

2. Substrate: Plant the Cryptocoryne in a nutrient-rich substrate to support its nutritional needs. A substrate containing essential nutrients is beneficial, and root tabs can be added to enhance overall well-being.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: Cryptocoryne spiralis "Broad Leaf" has low to medium CO2 requirements. While it can absorb nutrients from the water, supplementing with a balanced liquid fertilizer ensures optimal growth and coloration.

4. Pruning: Pruning is generally minimal for Cryptocoryne spiralis "Broad Leaf." Remove any yellowing or damaged leaves as needed. As the plant forms runners, new plantlets will develop, contributing to its natural propagation.

5. Water Parameters: Maintain stable water parameters with a temperature range of 72-82°F (22-28°C), a slightly acidic to slightly alkaline pH between 6.0-7.5, and moderate water hardness.

6. Placement: Cryptocoryne spiralis "Broad Leaf" is well-suited for midground to background placement in aquariums. Its broad leaves create a visually appealing contrast to plants with narrower foliage, contributing to a dynamic and harmonious aquascape.

7. Propagation: Cryptocoryne spiralis "Broad Leaf" propagates through the formation of runners. As the plant establishes itself, runners with new plantlets emerge from the base. These can be gently separated and replanted to expand the Crypt population.

8. Challenges: Cryptocoryne spiralis "Broad Leaf" is generally considered a hardy plant. Providing stable tank conditions, including lighting and substrate, will contribute to its successful growth. It may undergo a brief transition period when introduced to a new environment.

Cryptocoryne spiralis "Broad Leaf" stands out as a beautiful and dynamic addition to aquariums. Its broad leaves create a captivating underwater scene, making it an excellent choice for aquarists seeking a distinctive and elegant plant to enhance their freshwater tanks.



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