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Cryptocoryne Spiralis "Red"
  • Cryptocoryne Spiralis "Red"
  • Cryptocoryne Spiralis "Red"

Cryptocoryne Spiralis "Red" - POT

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Common Name: Crypt Balansae Red

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Easy

Light Demand: Low

Co2 Demand: Low

Fertilizer Demand: Low

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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 "Red," a variant of the Spiralis Crypt, is an exquisite aquatic plant prized for its striking red hues and graceful, spiraled leaves. 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 "Red" variety is known for its vibrant crimson coloration, adding a bold and captivating element to freshwater aquariums. With its graceful appearance and distinct color, Cryptocoryne spiralis "Red" is a sought-after choice for aquarists aiming to create a visually stunning planted tank.

Admired for its beauty and adaptability, Cryptocoryne spiralis "Red" is suitable for both novice and experienced aquarists.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne spiralis "Red"
  • 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 "Red" thrives in low to medium lighting conditions. Adequate light is crucial for maintaining its vibrant red 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 "Red" has low to medium CO2 requirements. While it can absorb nutrients from the water, supplementing with a balanced liquid fertilizer ensures optimal growth and intense coloration.

4. Pruning: Pruning is generally minimal for Cryptocoryne spiralis "Red." 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 "Red" is well-suited for midground to background placement in aquariums. Its spiraled leaves create a visually stunning contrast to plants with different foliage shapes, contributing to a dynamic and harmonious aquascape.

7. Propagation: Cryptocoryne spiralis "Red" 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 "Red" 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 "Red" brings a dramatic and alluring touch to aquariums with its vibrant red foliage. Its spiraled leaves create a visually stunning aquatic display, making it an excellent choice for aquarists looking to infuse their freshwater tanks with a splash of crimson elegance.



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