SubstrateSource Cryptocoryne undulata - Pot
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Pro Tip: It is normal for Cryptocorynes to melt with sudden changes in environment. Remove dead plant material to encourage new growth.
|pH||6.0 - 8.0|
|kH||3 - 15|
|CO2||Recommended but not required|
|Temperature||65 - 80°F|
|Zone||Midground / Background|
- Displays reds and greens in its undulate leaves
- Undemanding in terms of light, CO2, and fertilizers
- Live freshwater aquarium plant with SubstrateSource Cryptocoryne undulata Care Guide included
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SubstrateSource Cryptocoryne undulata Pot Similar to Cryptocoryne wendtii, C. undulata is an easy plant that grows broad leaves. Unlike it cousins, however, Cryptocoryne undulata's leaves display more contrasting olive-green and red colors. Frequently used in freshwater aquariums because it is undemanding, this plant can grow both emersed and submersed.
Cryptocoryne undulata is often used as a midground or background plant. Though this freshwater aquarium plant propagates by sending runners, we've noticed that the runners often stay close to the mother plant. The end result is a dense growth of undulata that can function as a natural hiding place for aquarium invertebrates and small fish.
While an established Cryptocoryne undulata will add color and beauty to a freshwater aquarium, it is important to note that Cryptocoryne species are prone to "melting". "Crypt melt," a term often used in the aquarium hobby, describes the rapid dying of old leaves especially common in Cryptocorynes. This natural process is often unavoidable; we recommend removing dead plant material to make way for new plant growth.
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