Southeast Asia; Thailand, Vietnam
A background plant.
To 22" (56 cm)
From 18" (40 cm)
pH: 6.5-7.5; 4-12 dH; 72-82°F (22-28°C)
Give this species plenty of space. Crypts are sensitive to "Cyrptocoryne disease," which manifests inself in the form of soft, transparent spots on the leaves usually brough on by a sudden enviromental change. The spots rapidly expand, killing the leaf in anywhere from hours to a few days. However, even if all the leaves die off, the roots and rhizome should be left in the gravel. After some time, a new plant will likely arise.