Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia - "Red Lips" *Exclusive*

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1 Bunch - 6-7 stems - emersed transitioning to submerged growth


Here's a summary of parameters for Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia 'Red Lips':

  • Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia 'Red Lips'
  • Water Temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
  • pH Level: 6.0-7.5
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard (2-15 dGH)
  • Lighting: Moderate to high lighting levels are preferred for Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia 'Red Lips'. Provide 8-10 hours of light per day, preferably with full spectrum LED lighting.
  • CO2 Requirement: CO2 supplementation is not strictly necessary, but it can promote healthier growth and more vibrant colors, especially in higher light setups.
  • Substrate: A nutrient-rich substrate is beneficial. Use a high-quality planted aquarium substrate or add root tabs to provide essential nutrients. Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia 'Red Lips' has a root system that can benefit from a nutrient-rich substrate.
  • Propagation: Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia 'Red Lips' can be propagated by division. Simply separate the rhizome into smaller sections with roots attached and replant them in the substrate.
  • Care Level: Moderate. Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia 'Red Lips' is relatively low-maintenance but benefits from regular pruning to remove old or dying leaves. Trim any yellowing or dead leaves to promote new growth.
  • Special Considerations: This plant is named for its unique red coloration on the undersides of its leaves, resembling "red lips". It appreciates stable water conditions and can tolerate a range of lighting levels, but higher light will encourage more intense colors. Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia 'Red Lips' can also benefit from occasional fertilization with a comprehensive liquid fertilizer containing iron and micronutrients to support its growth and coloration. It is a beautiful midground or background plant that can add a splash of color and elegance to your aquascape.

By maintaining these parameters and providing proper care, Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia 'Red Lips' can thrive in your aquarium, becoming a focal point with its striking red leaves.

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