Cryptocoryne Usteriana


  • Grows well in hard water setups
  • CARE: Easy
  • LIGHT: Low
  • CO2: Not Required
  • PLANT LOCATION: Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group
  • PH: 6.5-7.5
  • PROPOGATION: Runners/Plantlets
  • GROWTH RATE: Slow/Moderate
  • ORIGIN: Asia

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Cryptocoryne usteriana is a large crypt with longish nubbly leaves, which grows to a height of up to 70 cm. This species usually grows submersed in rivers on the island of Guimaras (Philippines). C. usteriana has long been known as undemanding aquarium plant and is recommended for cichlid tanks. It tolerates hard water rich in calcium. Sometimes it is confused with Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia, however, the latter has much longer leaves.


  • 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.