Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Mi Oya'

Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Mi Oya'is o of the many naturally occuring variations in this species.  'Mi Oya' is a variety that has been well established in the aquarium trade because of its beautiful color and vigorous growth. This is a Cryptocoryne that will grow equally well as an aquarium plant or as a terrarium plant, though it is when used under water that its color really shines. "Red Wendtii", as it is more commonly known, is one of the most popular varieties of Cryptocoryne in the aquarium trade.  It is a great plant for the beginner, as it will tolerate almost any aquarium conditions from low to high light and grows easily without supplemental CO2. However, it should be noted that this is a plant that can look very different, depending on the conditions in any particluar aquarium.   Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Mi Oya' will thrive and show its best color and robust size under medium light with regular fertilizer applications.  In lower light and less fertilization, the plant will adjust and remain much smaller, but still attractive.

Common Name:  Red Wendtii

Family Name:       Aracea

Native To:              Sri Lanka

Lighting:                Moderate

Requirements:       Easy.  Great beginner plant

Growth Form:        Rosette

Growth Rate:          Slow

True Aquatic:         Yes

Placement in Tank: Mid-ground

Available As:            Potted, Bare Root