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Cryptocoryne wendtii, a popular aquatic plant in the aquarium hobby, captivates enthusiasts with its stunning appearance and undemanding care requirements.


Originating from Sri Lanka, this versatile species thrives in various conditions, making it ideal for beginners and seasoned aquarists alike. With its broad, vibrant green leaves and ability to adapt to low light environments, C. wendtii adds depth and texture to any tank layout. Its hardy nature allows for easy propagation, making it a staple in planted tanks worldwide. Whether used as a foreground accent or a midground focal point, Cryptocoryne wendtii continues to enchant aquarists with its beauty and resilience.


Cryptocoryne wendtii typically thrives in aquariums with water parameters within the following ranges:


  • Temperature: 22-28°C (72-82°F)
  • pH: 6.0-7.5
  • Hardness (GH): 3-15 dGH
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2): Not necessary, but CO2 supplementation can enhance growth.
  • Lighting: Moderate to low light intensity is preferred. Avoid high-intensity lighting, which can lead to algae issues.


Maintaining stable water parameters is crucial for the health and growth of Cryptocoryne wendtii. Additionally, regular water changes and the use of a quality aquarium substrate enriched with nutrients can contribute to its well-being.

Cryptocoryne Wendtii


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