Cryptocoryne Parva

Overview:  Cryptocoryne Parva is the smallest Cryptocryne known as of yet. It is endemic to central Sri Lanka where it grows in wet soils and marshes. Cryptocoryne Parva is also known for its extremely slow growing characteristic even in ideal conditions. High amount of lighting seems to help speed up its abnormally slow growth.

Size Portions: Cryptocoryne Parva is priced per plant

Lighting conditions: Moderate

Growth Length: 5 – 10 cm (size)

Difficulty or care: Medium

Placement in an aquascape: Mid-ground to background

PH: 6.5 – 8.0

Temperature: 65 – 84 F

Reproduction: Propagation is through rhizome division and replanting. Another method is by using side shoots to form a separate plant.

Growth Rate: Slow