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Cryptocoryne Cognatoides
  • Cryptocoryne Cognatoides

Cryptocoryne Cognatoides

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Common Name: Crypt Cognatoides

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 cognatoides, often known as Cognato's Crypt, is an exquisite aquatic plant valued for its subtle yet captivating beauty. As a member of the Cryptocoryne genus within the family Araceae, this plant is native to Southeast Asia, particularly regions in Thailand and Malaysia. It is characterized by lanceolate leaves that display a range of green hues, creating a nuanced and elegant appearance. Cryptocoryne cognatoides is known for its relatively compact size, making it a versatile choice for aquascapes, where its subtle beauty can be appreciated in midground or foreground placements.

This Cryptocoryne species is cherished for its adaptability and undemanding nature, making it suitable for both novice and experienced aquarists.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne cognatoides
  • Family: Araceae
  • Origin: Southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia)
  • 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: Rhizome division

Growing Information:

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

2. Substrate: Plant the Cryptocoryne in a nutrient-rich substrate to meet its nutritional needs. A substrate containing essential nutrients supports its development, and the addition of root tabs can enhance its overall well-being.

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

4. Pruning: Pruning is typically minimal for Cryptocoryne cognatoides. Remove any yellowing or damaged leaves as needed. The plant may experience a period of adjustment when introduced to a new environment.

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 cognatoides is well-suited for midground or foreground placement in aquariums. Its compact size and elegant leaves make it an excellent choice for creating visual interest in these areas of the tank.

7. Propagation: Propagate Cryptocoryne cognatoides through rhizome division. As the plant matures, it produces daughter plants connected to the main rhizome. Gently separate these daughter plants and replant them to propagate the Crypt.

8. Challenges: Cryptocoryne cognatoides is generally considered a hardy plant. It may experience a brief transition period when introduced to a new tank, during which it adapts to the new conditions.

Cryptocoryne cognatoides is a subtle gem in the aquarium world, offering aquarists a plant with graceful beauty and ease of care. Whether used to complement larger plants or as a focal point in the aquascape, this Cryptocoryne species adds a touch of elegance to freshwater tanks, contributing to the creation of harmonious underwater environments.



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