Cryptocoryne Purpurea

Aquatic Plants
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Cryptocoryne Purpurea is a rare hybrid aquarium plant from Southeast Asia. Crypt Purpurea hails from Borneo and has unique marbling on its leaf blades. Its growth is significantly slower compared to other more common Cryptocoryne species found in the planted aquarium hobby. This Crypt in particular will grow to be about 4” in height, which means it will remain relatively small in size. Depending on the size of the aquarium it is planted in, it can also be used as a foreground aquatic plant. As with all Cryptocorynes, a nutrient-rich substrate is very important, as this species of aquarium plant receives most of its nutrients from  its roots.

Cryptocoryne species are fairly hardy once adapted to the aquarium but do not appreciate being moved around so once a spot is chosen, care should be taken to not disturb the plant and parameters within the tank should not fluctuate too quickly.

Propagation is done by splitting the rhizome or cutting off new growth and replanting.

Common Name Cryptocoryne x Purpurea
Crypt Purpurea
Care Moderate
Lighting Low to Medium 
CO2 Optional
Suggested Placement Foreground to Midground
Propagation Separate rhizome and plant
Growth Rate Slow
Height 4"

Tissue culture plants are grown in-vitro by laboratories who specialize in propagating aquatic plants. There is a huge selection of plant species that have been propagated this way. This is truly the best option for those who want absolutely zero unwanted pests, algae and pesticides. This makes them perfect for shrimp keepers and any planted tank enthusiasts alike.

NOTE: It is important to remove the tissue culture agar gel before planting. Simply wash the gel away, divide, and plant.

Shipping, Returns and Refunds
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Hard goods can be returned up to 14 days after receipt of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.

Due to its nature, we are unable to accept returns for live plants. In the unlikely event you are unsatisfied in any way, please contact us ASAP. We provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.

To be eligible for a refund/store credit, please contact us within 12 hours of receiving it and provide a photo of the item in its original packaging.

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