Cryptocoryne Affinis Red

Cryptocoryne Affinis Red
Cryptocoryne Affinis Red
Cryptocoryne Affinis Red

Cryptocoryne Affinis Red

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Cryptocoryne Wendtii Affinis Red is a stunning and unique aquatic plant that adds bold coloration to your aquarium. Originating from Sri Lanka, this Cryptocoryne species is highly sought after for its vibrant red hues and attractive leaf patterns, making it a prized addition to any aquascape.

Key Features

  • Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne wendtii var. Affinis 'Red'
  • Origin: Sri Lanka
  • Color: Bold red leaves
  • Family: Araceae
  • Growth Height: 10-15 cm (4-6 inches)
  • Light Requirements: Low to moderate
  • Water Temperature: 22-28°C (72-82°F)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5

Care and Maintenance

Cryptocoryne Wendtii Affinis Red, like other Cryptocoryne species, is sensitive to environmental changes such as water quality, lighting, fertilizer, and temperature. During the transition period, it may lose leaves or "melt." It's essential to provide stable conditions and give the plant a few weeks to adapt. Once acclimated, it will reward you with healthy growth and vibrant coloration.

  • Light: Low to moderate lighting is sufficient, making it ideal for a variety of aquarium setups.
  • Substrate: Nutrient-rich substrate is beneficial.
  • CO2: Not required but can enhance growth.
  • Fertilization: Regular dosing with liquid fertilizers supports healthy development.


After the initial adjustment period, Cryptocoryne Wendtii Affinis Red often produces baby plants from its roots. To propagate, carefully separate the new plants and replant them in the substrate. This natural propagation method ensures a lush, dense growth over time.

Aquascaping Uses

Cryptocoryne Wendtii Affinis Red is perfect for:

  • Foreground Planting: Its compact growth makes it suitable for the front of the aquarium.
  • Midground Planting: Adds a splash of color and texture to the middle areas of your tank.
  • Contrast Plant: Enhances the visual appeal of your aquascape with its striking red leaves.

Incorporating Cryptocoryne Wendtii Affinis Red into your aquarium not only adds aesthetic value but also creates a dynamic, natural environment for your aquatic pets. Its unique coloration and growth habits make it a standout choice for aquarists seeking to enhance their tank's beauty.

  • Sold as Bare-root Plants, or Potted Plants 
  • Young plants grow in a controlled laboratory environment
  • Bare-root Plants | loose, small bare-root portion
  • Potted Plants |   potted with rockwood and net pot

Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be free of pests, pesticides, grow emerged, or submerge.

    Scientific Name

    Cryptocoryne Wendtii Affinis Red

    Common Name

    Crypt Affinis Red / Crypts Affinis Red /  Crypto Affinis Red
    Type Rosette


    Midground / Background


    Not Required


    6.0 - 8.0

    Growth Rates


    Difficulty Level


    Nutrient Substrate


    Can it grow emerged?


    Lighting Requirements

    Medium - High

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    UPS 2-Days and UPS Overnight only ship from Monday-Wednesday to ensure they arrived in the same week. Please be mindful we also have 1-2 business days handling time, so please placed your order on or before Tuesday, the cut off time is 6:00 AM Pacific Time (PT)
    Handling time for Live Animals orders:
    Live Animals are shipped from  Monday - Wednesday: Live Animals orders take longer to ship. We only ship Live Animals orders when they can be delivered within the week so they don't spend an extra day in transit on the weekend.
    Handling time for Live Animals ranges from 1-5 business days depending on the weather and health of the livestock. We will email tracking information when the order is shipped.
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      • We cannot be held responsible for any delay caused by U.S. Postal Service but if your packages were lost by the courier service, we will issue a replacement by 50/50, which means we pay 50% and the customers pay 50% plus shipping for the replacement orders.
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        24 Hours Live Arrival Guarantee* - In a rare case of live stocks dead on arrival, we must be notified within 24 hours by the same day of delivery. Please take clear photos of the damaged product and send it to us within 24 hours.  Live Arrival Guarantee will be void after 24 hours of delivery. All replacements are considered final and we will not replace the replacement.

        1. Picture requirements: Take at least 2 clear photos of damaged product in their original, unopened & sealed transparent packing and send photos and orders information to our email within 24 hours: 
        2. Please do not take picture of damaged plants, or animals in your aquarium. Once they have been introduced to your aquarium's ecosystem. It is no longer covered by our guarantee.

        Please be aware that our Live Arrival Guarantee is subject to certain conditions. Specifically, the guarantee will not be applicable in cases where the package is marked as 'invalid address', 'undeliverable' or is 'returned to sender.' This includes situations such as a vacant delivery address, a missing apartment number, or any other issues that prevent the postal service from delivering your package.

        It is crucial to provide accurate and complete shipping information to ensure the successful delivery of your order and the applicability of the Live Arrival Guarantee.

        Please keep in mind that Live Arrival Guarantee only guarantees that live stocks will be alive upon arrival. We cannot guarantee that you will continue to have success with them. Many factors, including the aquarium environment, water quality, nutrient, temperature, lighting, filter, and CO2 system, can contribute to the failure to grow live plants and live animals.



        Even though our plants are very clean, but we can't guarantee they will be 100% pest-free because we cannot be responsible for your aquarium. Please use it at your own risk. We recommended all customers rinse the plants with clean water and quarantine them before use.

        However, plants in tissue culture will be 100% free from pests, algae and never have been contacting with any aquarium.

        1. Due to the nature of the product. We don't guarantee our plants will be pests free. ( snails, algae, hitchhikers )
        2. We don't guarantee our plants will be free of pesticides. We use homemade, organic pesticides in our greenhouse to control pests. We do not use pesticides that contain copper. Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc
        3. We don't guarantee your aquarium success or are responsible for your aquarium inhabitant including but not limited to fish, shrimp, snail, turtle, etc. So please quarantine all plants when use!
        4. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be grow emerged or submerge.
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        Please review your state's regulations on restricted plants, as we are committed to not shipping plants that are restricted in your area. Do not release any plants into the wild or waterways, as this can harm local ecosystems by introducing invasive species.

        Your cooperation in protecting the environment is appreciated. For continuously updated information, refer to the USDA State Noxious Weed list here.

        Thank you for your responsible commitment to environmental preservation.

        Customer Reviews

        Based on 5 reviews
        They’re still alive

        Arrived during an extreme heatwave. Packaging was very professional.

        Nicole W
        Cryptocoryne Affinis Red

        Plants arrived healthy and in excellent condition with roots. The plants were packaged extremely well. I was very impressed with how the plants were packaged and with how quickly my order was processed and delivered to me. I ordered 2 of these plants, and actually received 8. The plants are very small, and I am excited to watch them grow. Very impressed with the condition of the plants when I received them. They also acclimated to my aquarium very quickly and have not melted yet (it has been 1/2 of a week).

        Michael Donner
        Great Plants.

        Very healthy. Big plants. Growing well. Mxp orders no melt.

        james sala
        Nice quality and shipping

        Plant arrived nice and alive - but so much smaller than expected that I had to put it in an older tank because this couldn't fight algae in michael jackson's hyperbaric chamber.


        Lovely, generous portions. Multiple plants once roots were gently separated.

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