Cryptocoryne Albida Costata
Common Name: Cryptocoryne Albida Costata
Crypt plants are a popular choice for beginner and experienced aquarium hobbyists. The leaves can range from bright green to bronze-red under high light. Although it is not exactly rare, this plant can sometimes be hard to find in most local fish stores.
Cryptocoryne Costata does best with moderate light. It can be propagated through cutting the runners. A healthy and mature plant can spread quickly, so it can be a good idea to trim its runners periodically. If you would like to replant, simply tuck the runners into the substrate.
*plant comes in emersed form, which shows thicker, greener and more robust leaves
- Potted aquarium plants are kept submerged and are adapted to aquarium settings.
- Cryptocoryne prefer not to be moved once planted. If possible, do not move them!
- Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
- Please be sure to remove this plant from its pot. Remove the cotton surrounding the roots and plant into a quality substrate. For instructions on how to properly plant "potted" aquarium plants, click here.
- CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will yield better growth.
- Unless noted, our aquarium plants are adapted to aquarium settings and will do best submerged. If this is not your goal, please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.
Family Name: Araceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Light: Low to moderate
Propagation: Cut side shoots, runners
Growth rate: Medium