Cryptocoryne Usteriana is a classic aquarium plant in the Cryptocoryne family that offers great coverage with an ornamental appearance in a planted aquarium tank. On the larger side, Cryptocoryne Usteriana features long leaves that, with the correct care, will offer a deep green hue with a rich Burgandy underside. Crypt Usteriana's leaves are slightly embossed and can easily reach lengths of up to 20" making this Cryptocoryne suitable for larger planted aquarium tanks. In optimal conditions, Cryptocoryne Usteriana is a lovely aquarium plant and is a treat to view! Like most Cryptocoryne species, Cryptocoryne Usteriana does not prefer to be disturbed and care should be taken when deciding placement to ensure it is not moved in the foreseeable future as Crypt melt is a known phrase for good reason!
Moderate, quality aquarium LED lighting is preferred along with CO2 injection and a nutrient-dense aquarium soil for good growth and the aquarium should be established if possible before adding Cryptocoryne Usteriana as a newly set up tank can also lead to the melt of this aquarium plant. Propagation is simple and can be done by gently separating and replanting new growth into quality aquarium soil intended for aquatic plant propagation and growth.
|Common Name||Cryptocoryne Usteriana
|Lighting||Low to Medium|
Separate and Replant
|Growth Rate||Slow to Moderate
Our potted aquatic plants are kept under strict fertilizer dosing regimes and are provided with CO2 injection in their holding tanks.
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