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Alder Cones

Harvested from: Black Alder Alnus glutinosa
Used for: Lowering pH, treating infections
Natural antibacterial and antifungal treatment

Alder cones provide a natural additive for aquatic setups and bioactive substrates. When added to water, the cones release tea-coloured acids and beneficial compounds to lower the pH and neutralise heavy metals, as well as releasing natural antibacterial and antifungal compounds. Ideal for use in Amazonian blackwater setups such as those for Mata Mata turtles (Chelus fimbriata).

These cones are especially useful at treating and preventing fungal and bacterial infections such as shell rot and skin infections in aquatic reptiles.



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UK delivery is via Royal Mail First Class (2-3 working days), anywhere in the UK. For international orders, please email before ordering.

Plants are shipped in strong cardboard cartons (or padded envelopes for small cuttings), with roots and leaves wrapped and tied to prevent drying out or damage in transit.

In the unlikely event of any plants arriving damaged, a replacement or full refund will be issued following return.