Cryptocoryne parva - easy foreground to midground plant

Cryptocoryne parva - easy foreground to midground plant

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Part Number:parvapotted


Cryptocoryne Parva is one of the smallest growing cryptocoryne varieties in the world.  Native to Sri Lanka, this excellent aquatic plant can be used as a foreground plant in the aquarium or as a mid-ground plant.  Cryptocoryne are typically easy to maintain as aquarium plants, and this is no exception.  Tolerating a wide range of lighting conditions from low to high, it will flourish in the mid-ranges.

 Hardiness: Easy

Light Needs: Low to Medium

Plant Structure: Rosette

Family: Araceae

Genus: Cryptocoryne

Region: Asia

Location: Sri Lanka

Growth Rate: Slow


 You are buying one pot. Potted plants are much better to start with as they have their entire root system intact, which makes it easier when transplanting into your aquarium.

 Planting Instructions

Potted plants are started in rock wool. To plant, remove as much rock wool as possible. Most of the rock wool will pull off. If you have any left and want it off, shake the plants gently by holding it by the roots and shaking in water. Leaving some rock wool will help anchor the plant in your substrate.

To separate the plant into individual plants, grab the stems right above the root and pull gently. The roots should separate if they don't stop pulling and try other stems. Swirling this plant in water will help each plant separate easier. 

Only plant the root in your substrate, not any of the plant itself or this can cause melting or shock, for more information on planting and caring for your plants, please go here





5 Stars
Amazing Plant
I received one of these almost a year ago and I have had absolutely no issues with it at all. It is by far the hardiest plant in my aquarium. It has survived fish picking at it and moving due to a tank leak. It's so small and cute as well and a great foreground plant. My light is really quite inadequate for my tank but this one is perfectly happy anyway. I didn't give any types of fertilizers for awhile and it was always healthy. I would recommend this plant and Planted Aquariums Central to anyone!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Phoenix, AZ. on 2/20/2016
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Petite & Lovely
Just received this in a large order. As always, packaging was superb and shipping was fast. I ordered one but received two. Bonus! Thank you! These little guys arrived healthy and are darling. They are very green and although the leaves are dainty, they seem sturdy (not as delicate as they appear). Despite their compact size, they fill the gaps I had in the foreground very well. I look forward to watching these establish roots and acclimate to my tank. Another wonderful addition to my tank from PAC!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Utah. on 9/12/2014
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Full Pot and Lovely Plants
Never disappointed in PAC plants. This pot of parva was full of very healthy plants. They immediately took hold and grew like Topsy!
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Reviewed by:  from Tennessee. on 1/17/2014
5 Stars
Plants arrived quickly, well packaged and in amazing condition! C. Parva looks amazing in the foreground. Makes a nice change from the grasses. Can't recomend P.A.C. enough!!
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Reviewed by:  from Lubbock, Texas. on 10/3/2014
5 Stars
I Love Crypt Parva. Cute little plant that is easy to grow and care for. Would recommend to all. Thanks PAC for sending such fresh green plants. Keep up the great work!!
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Reviewed by:  from WI. on 10/1/2013
5 Stars
Very nice hearty plants! I have always been reluctant to buy cryptocoryne plants, in general, for fear of the infamous "crypt melt," even though I love the way they look. I finally took the plunge and ordered these little beauties. I've no regrets, I must say. I ordered as many as I wanted, and got some extras! Thanks! I put the majority in my 60 gallon deep tank, and the rest in a rather sparse 10 gallon tank. It has been well over a month and they never melted a bit. I'm amazed! No melting? Really!? The plants in both tanks are sprouting new leaves and vigorous roots and runners everywhere! It reminds me of how the Vals take over a section of your tank. (No complaints) Both tanks are at 78F with sand substrate under AquaNeat (stop laughing) LED lights.
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Reviewed by:  from NC. on 1/12/2018
5 Stars
These arrived in perfect condition, so green and healthy. Easy to plant and look very nice in my 5 gallon tank.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Seattle, WA. on 7/22/2017
5 Stars
Nice healthy plant!
The plant came very well packed and shipping was fast! This plant was so nice and green! it!!!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Georgia. on 2/11/2019

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