Aquatic Tissue Culture Plants
Tissue culture plants are propagated in sterile packages where they grow in non-toxic, germ- and pest-free environments. Complete Aquatic Systems owns and operates our own tissue culture lab thus giving us total control over the varieties and quantities produced. Another benefit to having our own lab is that we don't have any middlemen to deal with.
Also known as “dwarf crypt” and “pygmy crypt”, Cryptocoryne pygmaea is a rare, attractive aquatic plant from the Philippines that has recently grown in popularity among aquarists. Its size and the shape of its leaves vary, depending on whether it is grown emersed or submersed. The plant is easy to cultivate, making it an ideal aquarium plant for beginners.
|Scientific name:||Cryptocoryne pygmaea|
|Size:||Up to 25 cm (submerged)|
|Can be grown emersed and submersed:||Yes|
|pH:||5.5 – 8|
|Temperature:||20 – 29 °C|
|Placement:||Foreground or midground|
|Propagation:||Cuttings / runner|
|Recommended substrate:||Fine gravel|
About Cryptocoryne Pygmaea
When grown emersed, this plant remains rather short (5 – 8 cm). When submersed, it can grow up to 25 cm high. The plant is recognized by its small, narrow leaves that are brownish green on top and reddish underneath. Because it tends to grow low, the plant makes an excellent foreground or midground plant. If rotting leaves occur, they should be removed without disturbing the roots.
To propagate the plant, simply remove it from the package, rinse it with clean water, divide it into six to eight sections, and plant it directly into the substrate. Eventually, you can propagate it with runners or cuttings.
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