Cryptocoryne Yujii is named after its discoverer, Mr. Yuji Sasaki, the Japanese plant collector who discovered it in 2002. This is another rare and attractive variant of Cryptocoryne, also relatively new to the crypt roster. The leaves are light-green colored. Similar to other Crypts, It has a slow to moderate growth rate, and can be grown emersed. Propagation is simple, separate new plantlets growing from the mother rhizome. This plant is relatively easy to grow, it has low light requirements and CO2 is not required but proves to be beneficial for its growth.
|Light Demand||Low Light|
|CO2 Demand||CO2 Beneficial|
|Growth Rate||Slow Growth|
Tissue culture plants are grown in-vitro (literally: in the glass) in a nutrient-rich synthetic growing medium, either liquid or gel, without the presence of any other lifeforms. This guarantees a pest and disease-free specimen, while also providing accuracy throughout the trade.
Tissue culture plants should be removed from the cup as soon as possible. All plants grow on some sort of synthetic growing medium, ranging anywhere from liquid to jelly to firm gel. This should be removed and rinsed off. Gently massage the roots between your fingers until the gel dissolves away. Most plants can be broken up into smaller pieces and spread out in your aquarium. Smaller pieces are easier to plant.