Bronze Crypt Wendtii (Green with Bronze Stem)
Finally- I have found them... Yes- BRONZE Crypts! I have been trying to get my hands on a truly Bronze Crypt for awhile now. These bronze crypts are smaller but packed with new growth. (Typically I order something called "Bronze" and the stems are bronze- with green leaves-NOT THESE) These Bronze Crypt Wendtii are the real deal. They are the real brown/bronze you are looking for. What is great about these plants is that unlike a lot of other more colorful plants that aren't green, these bronze crypts are super easy to keep.
AS OF 4-21- THESE are "BRONZE CRYPTS" Some are darker in color. Others are more green with a redish "bronze" Stem. (The photos with the rulers and the DFT logo are the exact plants!)
THEY ARE WELL ROOTED and grown under water!
The darker colors are awesome and make wonderful contrast in your aquarium. I have found that using a green foreground with these bronze crypts give the tank both a nice contrast AND gives the look more depth to a tank. Like most Crypts- there is a chance these Bronze Crypt Wendtii could melt back on you. Not to worry- they will bounce back stronger than ever- with leaves made for YOUR tanks conditions.
(Note: these haven't melted for me, but it could happen).
If it were my tank, I would take one portion and break it up into like three smaller plants and spread them out a few inches apart. The plant will like this as it will give it more space to spread out and ultimately give you a fuller look.... Or if you are lazy- just slap it down as one big plant. Either way- with these Bronze Crypts- you win!
Try to add some more color to your Mid-Ground. Try a Red Crypt Wendtii
Care Scale of 1-10: ( 1- it can grow in your toilet- 10 being nearly impossible)
Difficulty: I give the Bronze crypt a 1.5. It needs to be given a little space to take off. Other than that these are as easy as any beginner plant
Lighting: Prefers Moderate light but can handle a low light tank
(As of 11-24 these DO NOT COME IN POTS- We have had them planted in our tanks. You will be getting a bare root plant with 4-5 leaves)
Love them once they grow they are going to really a nice addition
The plants came in good shape, although I had difficulty extracting the plants from the fabric into which they were grown. Small scissors and patience did the trick.
These bronze crypts came in good size and great root structure. The stems and leaves are in excellent shape. I find Dustin and crew a good company to deal with. Oh I even got an extra crypt included with my order. Thank you guys.
Plant arrived beautiful and healthy looking, but did not do well in 3 days of quarantine. Many of the leaves became soft. I've planted it in two tanks under different conditions (one with CO2, root tabs, and high light, the other is a low-tech walstad). I hope it grows back strong as I think this could be a stunner.
Received quite a bit of this. They seem to be very happy!