Cryptocoryne lucens


Cryptocoryne lucens is easy to care for and easy to cultivate. The plants produce narrow, pure green leaves. Growing to a height of 10–20 cm, this is a good candidate for the aquarium foreground. It grows very slowly, which means it requires very little maintenance. As with many rosette-like plants, only the older, outer leaves should be removed. However, it is possible to cut the plant back completely to encourage denser growth. Plants should be cut approx. 2–3 cm above the substrate.




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Plant profile

Genus: Cryptocoryne
Species: lucens
Family: Araceae
Origin: Sri Lanka
Light: strong–medium
Temperature: 22-28°C
Growth rate: slow
Area: Foreground
Height: 10-20 cm
pH: 5-8
Water hardness: very soft to hard
Co2: 10-20 mg/l
Propagation: runners