How to Grow Cryptocoryne in a Vivarium

Cryptocoryne hail from tropical regions of Asia and New Guinea, where they thrive in slow moving rivers and streams in the lowland forests. Due to seasonal water level fluctuations, ‘crypts’ are commonly exposed to air, and can grow emergently in damp, humid conditions.

Crypts make great aquatic and marginal plants in a naturalistic vivarium.

In the vivarium, crypts should be planted directly in the water feature, with their leaves above or below the water’s surface. If leaves are submersed or emersed after growing the opposite way, they will die and be replaced with new leaves adapted to growing conditions.

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