Cryptocoryne Balansae is a proven adaptable aquarium plant, one of the more popular amongst hobbyists. A beautiful tall Crypt with long crimped leaves.
Propagation like most Crypts is by runners. If leaves die when first planted, it will develop new fresh growth. This is known as Crypt Melt. Old, well established leaves, under moderate to high light, are most likely to flower and create runners. Under ideal conditions, leaves will grow to 60cm tall and 3cm wide, making it best placed in tank background.
This plant enjoys mineral rich substrate to be at it's best, so we recommend planting in some plant substrate. Additionally root tabs such as Sera Florenette will provide the plant with good nutrients.
Growth Rate: Slow
*Note, plants may arrive looking slightly different to the photo, this is because some plants are grown immersed (out of water). Rest assured, it converts to its under water form quickly and easily.