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Cryptocoryne Pontederiifolia

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Cryptocoryne Pontederiifolia 

Cryptocoryne Pontederiifolia originates from Sumatra. This plant produces bold leaf shapes that give it an impactful appearance in the aquarium. The leaves are typically long and lanceolate in shape, tapering to a pointed tip. The leaves are usually olive-green but may become brownish under certain conditions.

How to Care for Cryptocoryne Pontederiifolia

Once established, Cryptocoryne Pontederiifolia is hardy and will grow well in most aquariums. The plant will require moderate light and prefers nutrient-rich substrates. Cryptocoryne Pontederiifolia does not like sudden and large environmental changes, so providing stable parameters is recommended. When changes occur, the plant may experience a period of transition or melting. During this phase, older leaves may “melt” away or decay. But be patient because the plant will recover and continue to grow once it adjusts to the new environment.

  • Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate
  • Temperature Range: 68-82°F
  • Tank Placement: Midground - Background

Cryptocoryne Pontederiifolia is best suited for the midground and background areas of the aquarium. Its uniquely shaped leaves provide striking contrast against other plants. Planting it around rocks and driftwood will further enhance your aquascape.     

Modern Aquarium offers Cryptocoryne Pontederiifolia potted as well as many other Cryptocoryne species including, Cryptocoryne Wendtii Green, Cryptocoryne Costata, Cryptocoryne Beckettii, to mention just a few.

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Reviews (5)

  • 5
    Already showing growth
    Posted by Glenn on 25 Aug 2021

    These two plants are amazing. They're down front in the aquarium and already butting out new leaves. Very exciting.

  • 5
    Cryptocoryne Pontederiifolia
    Posted by Mike Whitaker on 22 Jun 2021

    Very healthy and robust. They have only been in my tank for for 5 days and already look like their a half inch bigger. I think I might crazy, but they really do look fantastic. I will be ordering more.

  • 5
    Doing well
    Posted by Rose Davis on 6 Apr 2021

    Have had these plants for a week or so and they are doing well and trying to root down.

  • 5
    Posted by Shanan Olson on 3 Mar 2021

    I’m in love watching this grow. And seeing my beta nestle in fir a nap. Shipping and delivery were flawless.

  • 5
    Healthy, Fast growth, Good price
    Posted by Michael Solano on 27 Apr 2020

    I love the look of this crypt. I ordered 3 types of crypts and these were my favorite. The 2 medium size plants were very healthy, having been pruned to size. Came with thick runner roots propagating new shoots, many leaves per plant, and I really like the leaf shape on this variety. The toughest part was fitting the large roots into my already crowded tank. I didn't see any melt on these after planting - in fact the opposite - almost immediate new growth.