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Wendt's water trumpet
(Cryptocoryne Wendtii)

Cryptocoryne Wendtii

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Scientific name
Cryptocoryne Wendtii

Common name
Wendt's water trumpet
Wendt's watertrumpet
Wendts Wasserkelch (DE)


what are his countries of origin?

Origin: Asia (Sri Lanka, Thailand)

Ideal fertilization

how to fertilize this plant?

CO2: 5-40mg/l
Nitrates (NO3): 10-50mg/l
Phosphates (PO4): 0.1-3mg/l
Potassium (K): 5-30mg/l
Iron (Fe): 0.01-0.5mg/l


which group is this plant?



what is the type of plant?



What are the Water parameters for the maintenance of this plant?

T°: 21 to 28°C or 70 to 82°F
pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Hardness: 7 to 20°dGH





what brightness is needed?



what is the maximum size of the plant?

25 to 30cm (10 to 12")


in which area of the aquarium install this plant?

Foreground or middle


how fast does this plant grow?



Who is the Cryptocoryne Wendtii?


Who is the Cryptocoryne Wendtii?

This pretty plant has leaves in the shape of spearhead of variable color, going from green to brown. Did you know that the shape of its leaves changes according to the intensity of lighting? The more light the plant receives, the more its leaves are wavy. Conversely, the less light it receives, the flatter its leaves are.

The Cryptocoryne Wendtii can be kept completely submerged as well as emerged. Be careful however, the transition from one to the other can be quite delicate: buy it directly in the desired situation (on land or in the water). If it is kept emerged, you can hope to see it bloom.

Planting and maintenance

How to plant and maintain the Cryptocoryne Wendtii?

Planting and maintenance

How to plant and maintain the Cryptocoryne Wendtii?

For a beautiful bushy effect, plant 5 to 6 feet every 15 cm (6").

In terms of maintenance and water quality, Cryptocoryne Wendtii is not very difficult and can easily be adapted to many parameters. It requires little maintenance and grows relatively well in all circumstances (still respect the limits of the water parameters indicated in the pictograms above). On the other hand, it does not appreciate sudden variations in water parameters: this can cause yellowing and holes in its leaves. When installing it, do a little acclimatization to limit the damage. The same phenomenon is also triggered by water that is too polluted with nitrates: take good care of your aquarium by changing the water regularly.

It likes a rich nutritive ground and the diffusion of CO2, even if it is not obligatory, remains appreciated by this plant.

You can plant it in the shade or half-shade, which makes it a perfect plant for the foreground or the middle part of your aquarium.

For the maintenance in emergent situation, envisage a good water of humidity and a rather high temperature.


How to farm the Cryptocoryne Wendtii?


How to farm the Cryptocoryne Wendtii?

The plant produces many runners (stems) to expand. At the end of each runner is a young shoot capable of forming a new plant. You can cut a runner and transplant the new plant in the desired location.

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Good To know

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Robust, adaptable and easy to cultivate, this plant is recommended to the beginners in aquariophily.

Its name "Wendtii" is a homage to the botanist Albert Wendt (1887-1958), specialist of the aquatic plants.

Thanks to its popularity in aquarium, there are today many varieties of this plant:

  • Cryptocoryne Wendtii Brown
    Cryptocoryne wendtii Brown

  • Cryptocoryne Wendtii Green
    Cryptocoryne wendtii Green

  • Cryptocoryne Wendtii Tropica
    Cryptocoryne wendtii Tropica

  • Cryptocoryne Wendtii Gecko

  • Cryptocoryne Wendtii Mioya

  • Cryptocoryne Wendtii Red

Similarly, the emerging cultures give many variations:

  • Cryptocoryne Wendtii forma angustifolia

  • Cryptocoryne Wendtii forma minima

  • Cryptocoryne Wendtii var. Krauteri

  • Cryptocoryne Wendtii var. Jahnelii

  • Cryptocoryne Wendtii var. nana

  • Cryptocoryne Wendtii var. rubella

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