Crypt Balansae


  • CARE: Easy
  • LIGHT: Low/Med
  • CO2: Not Required
  • PH: 6 – 7
  • PROPOGATION: Cut rhizhome/plantlets and replant
  • GROWTH RATE: Moderate
  • ORIGIN: Borneo

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The most striking feature of the Cryprocoryne Balansae are the leaves, their reddish brown colour and hammered structure makes it a unique plant. This bushy plant grows slowly and can be placed either in groups are as a solitary plant.

May suffer “crypt melt” when acclimating to different water parameters but will rebound. As a result try not to move the plant once settled.

Can be propagated by either splitting the rhizome or cutting and replanting the runners.


  • If received in a pot, please remove all rock wool from the roots. Where possible we try and ship without pots or rockwool. Due to them being non-biodegradable we prefer to propagate in an environmentally conscious way.
  • CO2 will generally yield better growth rates.
  • Stable water conditions are a must, changes should occur over a period of time in order to reduce chances of melting etc.