Cryptocoryne Wendtii Green

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  • Hardy Aquarium Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Medium Light, Low Light)
  • Aquatic Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 6-12 inches
  • Pet Safe

Cryptocoryne wendtii is a hardy aquascape plant, native to Sri Lanka with a medium growth rate. It is one of the most variable species, with several color variations including reds, browns, and greens. It's an excellent choice for both beginners and experienced aquarists. Cryptocoryne wendtii is easy to grow and creates stunning displays. It forms deep roots and is an excellent selection for fish that like to dig. 

Best Locations For Growing Cryptocoryne Wendtii

Cryptocoryne wendtii can be planted in small groupings to make a beautiful focal point. It requires stable conditions and a little time to adjust to its new environment. They are an ideal plant for the foreground or midground in the tank. They are easy to maintain once established but avoid drastic changes in their surroundings so the leaves don't turn mushy. 

Cryptocoryne Wendtii Sunlight Requirements

This plant prefers low to moderate full-spectrum light, but it tolerates a wide range of light levels. When placed in lower light conditions, it produces longer foliage. 

Cryptocoryne Wendtii Care

Cryptocoryne wendtii can be grown submerged or emersed. Allow your plant to settle into its new environment and leave it be. It prefers not to be moved once it’s planted. Propagation is easy, simply remove a portion of the root with the stem attached, then relocate it to another part of the substrate.

Watering Cryptocoryne Wendtii

Keep water pH levels around 6 - 7.5 and average water temperatures from 71 - 86 degrees F. Cryptocoryne does not like to be relocated once planted. Be mindful not to make drastic changes to the aquarium, as they will need a little time to acclimate to a new aquarium environment.  

Feeding Cryptocoryne Wendtii

Cryptocoryne wendtii is a root feeder and develops a large system of roots that are not visible above the substrate. CO2 injections and quality aquarium soil will promote lush growth. 

Cryptocoryne Wendtii Green Information

Light Exposure: Medium Light, Low Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: neutral water pH
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Clumping
Growth Rate: Moderate
Mature Height: 6-12 inches
Mature Spread: 3-6 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Brown, Green, Red
Foliage Description: Green, Brown and Red
Temperature: 72° - 78°F (22° - 26°C)
Common Name: Cryptocoryne Wendtii Green
Other Name(s): Crypt Wendtii Green
Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne Wendtii Green
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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