Cryptocoryne Undulata 'Red'
The 'Red' variety of Cryptocoryne undulatus is characterized by its reddish or bronze-colored leaves. This variation in leaf coloration can be influenced by factors such as lighting conditions, nutrient availability, and water parameters in the aquarium. Generally, higher lighting and nutrient levels can lead to more intense red coloration in the leaves.
Cryptocoryne undulatus 'Red' is a popular choice among aquarium enthusiasts for planted tanks due to its distinctive appearance and relatively easy care requirements. It can add a splash of color and visual interest to aquatic setups. Like other Cryptocoryne species, 'Red' varieties prefer stable water conditions, moderate to low lighting, and a nutrient-rich substrate. They can thrive in a range of water parameters, making them suitable for both beginners and experienced aquarists.
In terms of propagation, Cryptocoryne undulatus 'Red' can reproduce through runners, which are horizontal stems that produce new plants. As the runners grow, they develop new plantlets at their tips, which can be separated from the parent plant and replanted to propagate the species.
CO2: Not Required
Growth Rates: Slow - Medium
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Nutrient Substrate: Required
Lighting Requirements: Medium - High