Cryptocoryne x purpurea


Cryptocoryne x purpurea is a rarity from Southeast Asia. It is a natural hybrid between Cryptocoryne griffithii and Cryptocoryne cordata. The variety described here comes from Borneo and has remarkable marbling on the leaf blades. The growth is significantly slower than other Cryptocoryne species that are well known in aquatics. Growing to a height of around 10 cm (previous experience of cultivation in an aquarium), it remains relatively small in size and, depending on the size of the tank, can therefore also be used in the foreground as with all Cryptocorynes, a nutrient-rich substrate is very important, as a lot of nutrients are absorbed by the roots.




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Plant profile

Genus: Cryptocoryne
Species: x purpurea (Naturhybride)
Family: Araceae
Origin: Borneo
Light: high - medium
Temperature: 22-28°C
Growth rate: slow
Area: Foreground
Height: 10 cm
pH: 5-7
Water hardness: soft to neutral
Co2: 10-30 mg/l
Propagation: runners