Cryptocoryne walkeri

Cryptocoryne walkeri

Cryptocoryne walkeri

Cryptocoryne walkeri


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It is mainly green, and compared with its relatives is has a slightly more upright growth habit.

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Crypt. Walkeri is a common type of crypt, suitable for beginners due to its low requirements. Low to moderate lighting is enough to keep this plant going and CO2 is not required but will help the plant grow faster and more robust.

Most crypt plants were originally found in fast-flowing limestone bed streams or rivers. These plants need high levels of calcium to thrive in a tank environment, as well as CO2, phosphate, iron, and nitrate. Although they are easier to grow submersed, they will also grow emersed and can produce flowers above the water. Water trumpet can be planted into the substrate or attached to a rock or piece of driftwood with a cotton thread or fishing wire.

C. Walkeri propagates through runners, which can be cut and replanted into the substrate if desired. For good coverage, plant individual stems about one inch apart. Water trumpets can also be planted in bunches as long as all the roots have exposure to nutrients from the substrate.

Complete botanical nameCryptocóryne wálkeri Schott
UsageMidground, Foreground, group
Height10 – 25cm
Width10 – 25cm
pH value5 – 8
Temperature tolerance15 – 29°C
Carbonate hardness1 – 18°dKH
General hardness0 – 30°dGH
PropagationRunners, Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed?yes



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