Assorted Crypts in Vase Urns
Scientific name: Cryptocoryne sp.
Crypts are very pleasingly shaped plants in various attractive colours. Add a shapely little vase & you have a very attractive aquascaping item.
Great clustered as a feature in a large tank or a single vase can star in a betta tank.
We choose from assorted varieties of Cryptocoryne to present to you in a 5cm terracotta vase urn. Crypts can be easy plants with low requirements which make fantastic decor for any fish tank.
Crypts are highly collectable.
Cryptocoryne sp. or Crypts are very popular, easy to grow, aquatic plants. There are many different species of crypts encompasing many leaf shapes, colours and textures. They can be all shades of green, red, copper and brown with textures as varied as smooth, wavy, dimpled, strappy, puckered or veined. The leaves grow in a very attractive rosetting formation. The leaves grow in a very attractive rosetting formation.
Crypts typically originate in South East Asia where they enjoy growing in shady streams and rivers. In the wild, they will grow both above the water and underwater. This is referred to as emerse or submerse.
Typically, Cryptocorynes are best suited to nuetral pH 6.8-7.2 they prefer the pH to remain relatively constant. Ideally, when keeping crypts, a weekly 25% water change is recommended. They are well suited to low or medium light and make very good foreground to midground plants depending on the variety and natural size. They look great grouped in patches of 3 or 5 plants.
In the wild, they adapt rapidly to life underwater during the wet season. The majority of our crypts are grown emerse. When they are placed in a tank they will grow new underwater leaves and establish themselves in the aquarium.
Crypts are one of the three main family groups of aquarium plants which include Anubias, Cryptocorynes and Echinodorus. Together these plant families can form the framework for a fantastic, aquascaped aquarium.