Cryptocoryne walkeri


  • 2 Plants
  • Low Light
  • Low CO2
  • Mid Ground Plant
  • Medium Growth Rate


Cryptocoryne walkeri is a time-tested undemanding crypt from Sri Lanka belonging to the species group of C. wendtii and C. beckettii. It is mainly green, and compared with its relatives is has a slightly more upright growth habit.

The beauty of Cryptocoryne walkeri is the narrow pointed leaves that turn cherry red underwater. This species grows steadily, entually up to 25 cm high, and can be planted in both large and small aquariums.

Ideally position in the aquarium in clumps of 4-5. Scatter them around a rock to create a wild and natural look and feel.

Understanding Crypt melt – all Cryptocoryne species require stable water parameter and light conditions. Once planted, Crypts should not be moved otherwise it can trigger what is called Crypt melt. If a Crypt has a significant change of environment (ph, kh, gh, lighting intensity or duration, root disturbance etc), Crypt melt can be triggered. The leaves start to disintegrate as the plant prepares for its new environment – DO NOT WORRY! Your plant will begin to grow back over the next 30 days (sometimes sooner, sometimes later) – it’s still very much alive and busy getting ready for the growth of new leaves. In the meantime, any decaying leaves should be trimmed and recycled in a compost bin.

  • Family Name : Araceae
  • Origin : Sri Lanka
  • Height : 4-6”
  • pH : 5.5-8.0
  • Temperature : 15-29°C

Additional information

Weight 0.04 kg


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