Tropica – Cryptocoryne usteriana – Easy – In a Pot 120

  • One of the tallest Cryptocorynes
  • Beautifully hammered leaves with red underside
  • Tolerates rather alkaline water

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Tropica – Cryptocoryne usteriana – Easy – In a Pot 120

Description

One of the tallest Cryptocorynes
Beautifully hammered leaves with red underside
Tolerates rather alkaline water

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.

Plant info:

Type: Rosulate

Origin: Asia

Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.

Growth rate: Slow

Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.

Height: 20 – 30+

Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.

Light demand: Low

The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.

CO2 : Low

A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.