I’ve been trying to get this plant for a while and most other places only have them as tissue cultures which all melted away to nothing every time I tried. The ones I got here are doing well so far and no melt from them so far.
I received a large and healthy flamingo crypt that was already displaying some nice pink hues. I had been waiting awhile for a potted flamingo and this one did not disappoint, great price for the size and quality!
Very Healthy Flamingo Crypt. Now its up to me get it grow and prosper for me.
As usual, it came in excellent condition. The plant looks beautiful, came with one big piece and a little one. The little one is currently thriving in my girlfriend's tank, the big piece has a leaf or 2 melting but that's expected from a crypt. Other than that, the shipping was quick, packaging was pristine.
I waited a couple weeks after receiving this order, because, you know...crypts can be very delicate, finicky plants. The Flamingo I ordered arrived looking good. About six leaves; all were a slightly pink, brownish color, as expected. For me, I've always had luck with crypts by just slightly trimming the roots (for easier planting) and NOT trimming the leaves. This has worked for me, not saying that this will work for everyone, but for non-tissue cultured plants, this is what I do. The plant (and a couple "offspring" that fell off during the trimming/planting process) has been in my aquarium for two weeks and I have experienced no "crypt melt." Even better, the new leaves that are emerging are a vivid pink; not pinkish-brown, but actually pink. I do not use CO2 and I only use the light that came with my Fluval Edge 12. So, I would highly recommend this plant, if you are interested in giving it a try. It's expensive (obviously), but adds a beautiful touch of color to the greens and browns of my aquarium. (Wish I could post a better pic, but angles and reflections prevented it)