Cryptocoryne lucens


Common Name:æCrypt Lucens

Family: Araceae

Origin:æSri Lanka


pH: 6.5-7.5


Light:æLow to Medium

Co2:æRecommended but not required

Propagation:æCut stem and replant

Growth rate:æModerate to Fast

Crypt lucens is a less common type of crypt that can serve as an ideal foreground or midground plant. æThe slender leaves are bright green with brown stems and when grown in large groups can resemble tall reeds of thick grass. æLike other crypts, this plant is recommended for beginners due to its ease in keeping and low care requirements. æIf grown in good aquarium substrate such as Controsoil, the plant can feed through the roots and grow quickly without the need for high light, CO2 or fertilizer dosing.

Crypts can be grown emersed or submerged. æPropagate by splitting the rhizome or cutting off new growth and replanting