Bronze Crypt Wendtii (Brown Leaf 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 4-28 THESE are "BRONZE CRYPTS" Some are darker in color. Others are more green with a redish "bronze" Stem. (They are more Brown then green)
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
Great plants shipped fast!!
Actually came with a bonus crypt so I have one in each tank now! Currently melting as expected, but they arrived very healthy looking and I anticipate full healthy plants in no time. Crypt pictured on bottom right of tank
Poor quality plants the size you’d expect to see in a tissue culture , extremely disappointed roots extremely in tangled in the mineral wool and extremely hard to remove majority will not survive
The crypts came in beautiful, and healthy. Sadly they aren't the least bit bronze. Hoping they'll change color in the tank!
Before my order arrived I was little concerned with the health of the plant. When the bronze wendtii arrived it was well over my expectations. It came wrapped in moist paper and the box that it came in was well cushioned and protected the plant. My wendtii looked stunning when I unwrapped it. So next time I place an order form here, I KNOW the plants are well protected and will arrive in great condition.