Crypt Spiralis is one of hardier species of Crypts that I have just recently started keeping. Crypt Spiralis has thicker leaves and grows taller. It also has a tendency to shoot off runners all over other parts of your tank. Crypt Spiralis makes a great background plant. The thing that shocks me about Crypt Spiralis is how when we got it in, it didn't melt like most crypts. NOTE: That doesn't mean it won't melt in your tank, but it will grow back. If you have never kept a Crypt before, you should start with Crypt Spiralis....great hardy Crypt!
Will come in grown underwater vs. above water growth! *Picture shows above water*
Care Scale of 1-10:
1.5 The .5 is only because it might melt back if what we are selling has not fully converted to underwater growth... (grows better in good substrate BUT can plant in plain gravel)
1.0 If it is a small plug like in the second picture which means we've been growing it submerged for a month or two :)
Grows fine in low light. Will send off runners faster if it is under higher light.
Where to Plant:
Back ground or mid ground if it is a really tall tank.
TRY THIS PLANT IF YOU WANT THE EASIEST CRYPTS I SELL..
Pairs well with Anubias..
I ordered one and what I received was a small bunch and not just one plant like I assumed I would. Just put them in my tank. They still look good, even though IME crypts have a tendency to melt I feel pretty confident that these will all do quite well in my tank.
Ordered for my nephew as a Christmas gift. We live in Kentucky and this is the only place he buys plants for his tanks. Fast shipping and easy to work with!
I love love love 💕 the plants!
The ONLY suggestion I have is maybe a little note to say how to plant.... Will it self propagate? Is it a root heavy plant? Do we take the wrapping off or plant it with it? Stuff that might not be obvious to the newbie aquarium planters.
This is my I don't know how many orders 5-6 from Dustin's. The only time I was ever dissatisfied was with the Val I ordered. it
melted right away and that was it. D tells you straight up how Val acts, long story short, 3 months later guess who showed up better than ever, Val. My latest order of 4 plants arrived with 6 plants and a free heat pack to protect my plants. The crypts are growing ready after two days and the Javas I received ready had clones growing on them. You can save a few pennies with other companies, YOU WILL NEVER MATCH THE CUSTOMER SERVICE AND APPRECIATION YOU GET FROM DUSTIN'S. Drops mic, walks away.
I received my crypts within 3 days of ordering them. They arrived with healthy roots and, 2 days after planting, they started to sprout new leaves. I almost always have success with their plants and I always recommend Dustin's Fishtanks for anyone starting a planted tank.