Scientific name: Cryptocoryne becketti
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 15 - 20 cm (5.91 - 7.87 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.8 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 23 - 28 °C (73.4 - 82.4°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Runners
Origin (in the wild): Sri Lanka
How fast these plants grow: Normal
Recommended substrate: Gravel
Demands on lighting: Medium
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Middle
Asia; these plants are found in Sri LankaTemperature- 23-28 degC
This plant will propagate itself by sending out runners from the mother plant. After a while, miniature plants will appear on the runners and these will soon develop roots. At this stage, the runner can be separated from the mother plant and the individual plants can be removed from the runner. They can now be placed in different placements in the aquarium.
This is one of the hardier Cryptocoryne and its leaves will vary from a green to leaves with a pinkish tint. When planted as marsh plants they do produce flowers but this never seems to happen when they are submerged in the aquarium. Like all of the Cryptocoryne species, they do not like being moved once settled into the aquarium and doing this can bring about the infamous “Crypt melt”. The do take a while to establish when first planted but when they have been in the tank for a few weeks they will grow happily.