Cryptocoryne Pygmaea

Aquatic Plants

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Cryptocoryne Pygmaea is a beautiful selection for Cryptocoryne fans. This particular species of Cryptocoryne is relatively rare and not commonly available within the aquarium hobby. Contrary to its name, Cryptocoryne Pygmaea is a small to medium-sized Cryptocoryne species that features simple green leaves and a classic Cryptocoryne look in a planted aquarium tank. 

Like most Cryptocoryne species, this aquatic plant is fairly easy going and does not require special care to grow properly. Cryptocoryne Pygmaea care is similar to that of other cryptocoryne species, aquatic ferns, anubias and bucephalandra. Although this aquarium plant grows at a slow pace, given the correct care, it will form dense tufts of foliage that will add a lovely touch to any size planted aquarium tank. With all aquarium plants, we recommend using a quality aquarium LED light, CO2 injection and nutrient dense aquarium soil to yield the best results.  

To propagate, simply cut off new plantlets growing from the mother rhizome.

Common Name
Crypt Pygmaea
Dwarf Water Trumpet
Care Easy
Lighting Low to Medium 
CO2 Optional
Suggested Placement Midground
Propagation Separate rhizome and plant
Growth Rate Slow
Height 2-5"


Tissue culture aquatic 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
Live plants are shipped Monday through Thursday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.

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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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