The Wendt’s Cryptocoryne is a wonderful aquarium plant to decorate the midground or background with a dense plant look, because it loves to grow in close together in groups!

The Wendt’s Cryptocoryne plant is a fairly tall plant and can grow 14 to 16 inches (35 to 40 cm) if well taken care of. It only requires basic fertilization with an iron-rich fertilizer, a neutral pH, and moderate to bright lights depending on how you want it to look.

Their color varies quite a bit, from olive green to green to reddish-brown, with the bottom of the leaves an orange-brown, all depending on how bright the light is. They have a moderate to fast growth rate and it is best to plant them separately to allow them to group together and create dense planted areas.

For more Information on keeping a planted aquarium see:
About Planted Aquariums, Adding Aquatic Plants For a Healthy Aquarium



   They originate in Sri Lanka.

Water conditions:

   Temperature: 75-82° F (24-28° C)
   pH: 6.5 – 7.5
   dCH: 2-15


   Light level: Moderate to Bright (approximately 50 watts per 25 gallons)


   The Wendt’s Cryptocoryne propagates by runners and shoots off the main plant.


   Wendt’s Cryptocoryne’s are readily available.

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