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Cryptocoryne usteriana - Aqua Essentials
Cryptocoryne usteriana - Aqua Essentials
Cryptocoryne usteriana - Aqua Essentials
Cryptocoryne usteriana - Aqua Essentials

Tropica

Cryptocoryne usteriana

Model:120

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Quick Facts

Rating: Easy

Common name:

Origin: Asia

Position in Aquarium: Midground

Grows up to (cm): 30 cm

Pot Size: 5 cm

Growth rate: Slow

Plant Sizes

Just wanted to give you a heads up that the image of the plant you'll be receiving is just an example of what you can expect. Each plant is unique and may vary in size and shape, so it won't be an exact match to the photo. If we provide a size guide, keep in mind that it's just an estimate and that plants can vary in size depending on the time of year.

Our Delivery Promise to you

If you choose Express Delivery, we will replace any plants that are damaged due to delays. Express Delivery is a fast, trackable, and reliable option with a one hour delivery window. It also ensures that the plants will arrive in the same condition as when they left our facility. If you choose a different postage option, such as Tracked 24 or Tracked 48, you will not be covered for any damages due to delays and will assume the risk yourself if the plants do not arrive in good condition. Express Delivery includes an insurance policy, which may cost more but provides added peace of mind.



If you order before 4pm we dispatch the same working day (Mon-Fri). Shipping prices start at £4.99 depending on the speed of delivery required.

Cryptocoryne usteriana is one of the taller cryptocorynes and is very easy to grow.

Leaves are 3-5 cm wide with an embossed surface; they can easily reach more than 50 cm length. With good light and fertilization, the upper side of the leaves will obtain a dark green or bronze-green colour while the back of the leaves will turn burgundy red. Propagation is by long runners, and the plant tolerates quite alkaline water very well.

Understanding Crypt melt - all Cryptocoryne species require stable water parameter and light conditions. Once planted, Crypts should not be moved otherwise it can trigger what is called Crypt melt. If a Crypt has a significant change of environment (ph, kh, gh, lighting intensity or duration, root disturbance etc), Crypt melt can be triggered. The leaves start to disintegrate as the plant prepares for its new environment - DO NOT WORRY! Your plant will begin to grow back over the next 30 days (sometimes sooner, sometimes later) - it's still very much alive and busy getting ready for the growth of new leaves. In the meantime, any decaying leaves should be trimmed and recycled in a compost bin.

Cryptocoryne usteriana - Aqua Essentials
Cryptocoryne usteriana - Aqua Essentials
Cryptocoryne usteriana - Aqua Essentials
Cryptocoryne usteriana - Aqua Essentials

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Product details

1. Delivery Information

How much does shipping cost?
Shipping starts from £4.99 up to 5kgs on a tracked 48 service. If you want it faster (recommended for plants) then choose Tracked 24 £6.99) or DPD Express Delivery (£8.99).

How long does shipping take?
Not long in general. DPD is the fastest service available and if you order before pm we'll dispatch the same working day. DPD aim to get the parcel to you in 1-2 working days (excluding bank holidays).

Is there tracking available?

Sure but only once your chosen delivery service has scanned your parcel. Tracking will then be sent to either your mobile phone or email address.

2. Stock availability

We always show exactly how many of each item we have available. Just above the Add to Cart button is where that specific number is displayed.

3. Customer service

If you need support on any product, just shoot us a message. We're here Mon-Fri on chat or email.

Customer Reviews

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Brian B.
Cryptocoryne usteriana

Being an avid fan of Cryptocorynes (and AE), I must confess I had missed this on. So first time I have tried this particular;ar plant. I purchased two from Aqua Essentials and as usual they arrived on time, well packed and needless to say, very good plants. I am full of expectations for this particular plant. Thank you AE.

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Graham Wood

Great plants, well packaged.

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Ellen M.
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The plants have been in my aquarium for 2-3 months and they are now growing rapidly. The tallest section is over 40cm !!! Growth at the start was almost undetectable but it’s thriving now.

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Ellen M.
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The plants have been in my aquarium for 2-3 months and they are now growing rapidly. The tallest section is over 40cm !!! Growth at the start was almost undetectable but it’s thriving now.

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Ellen M.
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It arrived in good condition and is steadily growing in my low light aquarium.

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Ellen M.
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It arrived in good condition and is steadily growing in my low light aquarium.

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John T.
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Excellent plant and growing well

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John T.
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Excellent plant and growing well

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Alan M.
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Pleased with purchase

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Alan M.
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Pleased with purchase

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Your plants will be wrapped with recyclable Honey Comb wrap - sounds cool because it is :). It interlocks which means we don't need to use tape either, reducing our impact on the environment.

Not only is delivery fast with DPD Express but it's also green as they offset all the carbon their vehicles produce. Guilt free delivery which we're very proud of...

We guarantee you'll be happy with your order. But if you're not, please contact us so we can resolve. We are 100% here to help and will always do our best to resolve any issues - that's a promise.

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