ADA Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Brown'

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Free of snails and algae aquarium plant from tissue culture delivered in sealed cup.

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Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Brown', is a distinctive and popular aquatic plant in the aquarium hobby. It belongs to the Araceae family and is well-loved for its unique coloration and ease of care. This particular variety of Cryptocoryne wendtii is valued for its deep and rich brown hues, which add warmth and contrast to freshwater aquarium setups.

Physical Characteristics:

  1. Leaf Structure: The leaves of Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Brown' are broad, lance-shaped, and exhibit a rich brown coloration. The colour can vary from deep reddish-brown to chocolate brown, depending on factors such as lighting and water conditions.

  2. Growth Form: 'Brown' follows a rosette growth pattern, with leaves radiating from a central point. It can grow to a height of approximately 10-15 cm under optimal conditions.

  3. Root System: Similar to other Cryptocoryne wendtii varieties, 'Brown' develops a robust root system that anchors the plant securely in the substrate. These roots are vital for nutrient absorption and overall plant health.

Aquarium Requirements:

  1. Lighting: Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Brown' is considered a low to moderate light-demanding plant. While it can tolerate lower lighting conditions, providing moderate lighting will enhance its growth and colour intensity.

  2. Substrate: A nutrient-rich substrate is essential for the successful cultivation of 'Brown.' The plant's roots draw nutrients from the substrate, aiding in its growth and colour development.

  3. CO2 Injection: This plant does not have an exceptionally high demand for carbon dioxide (CO2). However, supplementing the aquarium with CO2 can promote more vigorous growth and intensify the brown coloration.

  4. Water Parameters: Maintain water conditions within a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5 and a water hardness level of soft to moderately hard. The temperature should ideally be maintained between 22 to 28°C.

Propagation: Propagation of Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Brown' is typically accomplished through division. As the plant matures, it produces side shoots or daughter plants that can be gently separated from the main plant and replanted. Each divided portion will develop into an independent plant over time.

Maintenance: Regularly remove any deteriorating or decaying leaves to maintain the plant's appearance and overall health. Trimming can also help manage the plant's size and prevent overcrowding.

Aquascaping Use: Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Brown' is highly versatile and can be used in various aquascaping layouts. It is often placed in midground to background areas, where its deep brown color provides a contrasting and eye-catching element to the aquarium design. When grouped together, it forms a visually appealing cluster.

Challenges: Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Brown' may experience a period of transition when introduced to a new aquarium. During this phase, the plant might shed older leaves or "melt" before new growth emerges. This is normal and indicates the plant's acclimatization to its new environment.

Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Brown' is a captivating and low-maintenance plant that adds a touch of warmth and uniqueness to freshwater aquariums. Its rich brown coloration and adaptability make it a favored choice among aquarists looking to create a natural and visually striking aquatic environment. Whether used as a focal point or integrated into a larger aquascape, 'Brown' offers a serene and attractive presence in any aquarium setup.

How to plant

Plants with great success!

Tissue Cultures are very young plants cultivated and delivered directly from the laboratory. The plants are guaranteed to be free from snails, algae and pesticides and, therefore, are harmless for sensitive shrimp and fish.

Success with your aquarium depends largely on the proper plant choice. In a Tissue Culture cup, you get many plants that can be divided into small portions and cover a larger area. Plants are compact from the start, so you will experience dense and beautiful growth if you give them the right fertiliser and CO2!

  • Carefully take the plant out of the cup and rinse off the growing media.
  • To prevent mildew and algae, rinse with chlorine-free water.
  • Split the plant into portions using your fingers or scissors.
  • Plant portions into the substrate using tweezers or attach to the hardscape in case of rhizomatous. 

Then watch them grow!

Plant Info

Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.

Growth Rate
Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.

Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.

Light Demand
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0.5 W/L.

CO2 Demand
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.