Scientific name: Cryptocoryne nevillii
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 0 - 10 cm (0 - 3.94 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.3 - 7.4
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 12°N (71.43 - 214.29ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 20 - 25 °C (68 - 77°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Runners
Origin (in the wild): Sri Lanka
How fast these plants grow: Slow
Recommended substrate: Fine gravel
Demands on lighting: Bright
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Foreground
Asia; these are found in Sri Lanka.
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.
There has been many doubts about the origin of this plant and it is now considered to be a hybrid of Cryptocoryne willisii. Due to its hybridisation the leaves will vary, even on the same plant. They do require bright lighting but look magnificent at the front of the tank; they will be slow growing initially, but once established, will be easy to care for.