Cryptocoryne Mioya

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  • Striking Aquarium Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Medium Light)
  • Aquatic Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 8-14 inches
  • Pet Safe

Cryptocoryne Mioya is a lovely, colorful aquatic plant recommended for beginners due to its easy-care requirements. They produce a reddish stem, with slender, ruffled-edged, upright leaves, ranging in color from copper brown to bright green. This plant can be grown either emersed or fully submerged. Mioya naturally grows in regions of India, New Guinea, and Southeast Asia. They prefer streams and rivers with low flow and will tolerate varying light conditions. 

Best Locations For Growing Cryptocoryne Mioya

Cryptocoryne Mioya is an ideal foreground or midground plant in your aquascape. It will grow full and lush, filling up your tank. It prefers not to be moved or relocated once planted. Cryptocoryne Mioya can be grown partially out of water, “emersed”. The roots and substrate remain underwater, while the plant stems and leaves grow fully exposed to air. Alternatively, you can grow these plants completely under the water line.

Cryptocoryne Mioya Sunlight Requirements

This aquarium plant is not picky about light conditions and grows well under low to medium light levels.

Cryptocoryne Mioya Care

Once you plant your Cryptocoryne Mioya, there is little else you will need to do. This plant prefers temperatures ranging from 68 - 83 degrees F. It is sensitive to abrupt changes in its environment, which could result in “melt”, where its leaves turn mushy; thus avoid extremes and keep its environment consistent. 

Cryptocoryne Mioya throws out runners under the substrate which will create more baby plants. Propagation is easy by splitting the rhizome or cutting the new growth off and planting. Use a nutrient-rich soil substrate in your aquarium to give your plants their best start.

Watering Cryptocoryne Mioya

Maintain aquarium water pH levels between 6.5 - 7.5, with water temperatures ranging from 68 - 83 degrees F.

Feeding Cryptocoryne Mioya

CO2 injection is recommended but not always necessary if grown in a healthy nutrient-rich substrate.

Cryptocoryne Mioya Information

Light Exposure: Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: pH 6.0-8.0
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Moderate
Mature Height: 8-14 inches
Mature Spread: 6-12 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Brown, Green
Foliage Description: Bright Green to Copper Brown
Temperature: 68° - 83°F (20° - 28°C)
Humidity: High
Common Name: Cryptocoryne Mioya
Other Name(s): Cryptocoryne Mioya / Crypt Mioya
Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Mioya'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

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