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Cryptocoryne Retrospiralis

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Cryptocoryne Retrospiralis 

Cryptocoryne Retrospiralis is a stunningly beautiful aquarium plant. Under good conditions, the plant will produce long and slender leaves with colors ranging from bronze to red copper. The leaves' coloration will be influenced by light and the water parameters, especially iron levels, and may even turn green.

Care & Maintenance for Cryptocoryne Retrospiralis

When provided with good lighting, substrate, and fertilization, this is not a difficult plant to keep in the aquarium. Cryptocoryne Retrospiralis will appreciate rich substrate and, to help the plant to achieve the stunningly beautiful bronze or copper leaves, iron fertilization is recommended. The iron can be provided in either liquid form or fertilizer tabs.

  • Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate
  • Temperature Range: 70-82°F
  • Tank Placement: Midground & Background

Retrospiralis will produce slender leaves of about 6-10 inches in length. It is best planted in the midground and background areas of the aquarium. It looks best when planted in groups.

Plants at Modern Aquarium

At Modern Aquarium, we strive to bring you healthy, beautiful specimens in every order. While the photos on our website are just examples of what you will receive, we do examine each plant in person before shipping it to you. If you have any questions about what to expect from your order, how to plant your new specimen, or the best starter plants for your tank, reach out to us any time!

Reviews (7)

  • 2
    C. Retrospiralis
    Posted by David on 7 Feb 2024

    Received 3 C. Retrospiralis plants, they look strong and healthy, however they have essentially no roots. I don't know if they will take. I am having some difficulty keeping them anchored. Hopefully they will take. Would be 5 stars if I were not concerned about root system. Other plants I have ordered have been of excellent quality.

  • 5
    Cryptocorne Retro
    Posted by Laura on 7 Sep 2022

    Very nice. I am pleased.

  • 4
    Nice plants came quick
    Posted by Jason Caro on 14 Dec 2021

    Very nice size plant's and hope they go bronze came in green.

  • 5
    Colorful with great texture
    Posted by Dawn Gordon on 19 Mar 2021

    This is my favorite Crypt plant I've ever bought. It adds a nice touch of color and some great texture to my tank. I can't wait for them to grow out some more to really enjoy the effect.

  • 5
    Posted by Mike on 21 Oct 2020

    Very high quality plants. I have ordered plants from many places, but Modern Aquarium beats them all both in price & quality.

  • 5
    Nice plants!
    Posted by Rebecca Swartz on 10 Mar 2020

    These little plants came in very nicely! I got a couple of extra too, which is always nice. I haven't bought these before so I'm excited to see how the grow out. Definitely recommend!

  • 4
    Nice, Healthy, small
    Posted by Amy Campbell on 31 Oct 2019

    2 healthy small plants. Each plant just has 2 leaves. I Would buy again.