Cryptocoryne Albida (“costata”)


  • High tall growing crypt species with long narrow leaves
  • CARE: Easy
  • LIGHT: Low
  • CO2: Not Required
  • PLANT LOCATION: Midground/Background
  • PH: 6.5-7.5
  • PROPOGATION: Runners/Plantlets
  • GROWTH RATE: Slow/Moderate
  • ORIGIN: Asia

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Cryptocoryne albida, also known as C. costata, is a narrow-leaved relatively small crypt from the south of Myanmar and Thailand. It is closely related to Cryptocoryne crispatula. C. albida has long been known in the hobby, it is a rather easy-to-care-for plant. There are several variants with more green or more brown in the submersed leaves.

If 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.  Propagate by splitting the rhizome or cutting off new growth and replanting


  • 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.