Scientific name: Cryptocoryne blassi
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 35 - 45 cm (13.78 - 17.72 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.6 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 28 °C (71.6 - 82.4°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Runners
Origin (in the wild): East Asia
How fast these plants grow: Normal
Recommended substrate: Fine gravel
Demands on lighting: Medium
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Middle
East Asia, they are found in Thailand, Borneo and Malaysia.
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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 a beautiful plant that can either have puckered leaves or smooth depending on the specimen. The upper surface of the leaves will display an olive-green colouration while the underside will have a red colouration. These plants can tolerate hard water as they are sometimes found growing on limestone in their natural habitat and they are very hardy.