Region: South-east Asia
Country of origin:Thailand
Height: 20-60+ cm
Width: 10-15+ cm
Light requirements: low-very high
Temperature: 20-28 °C
Hardness tolerance: soft-very hard
pH tolerance: 5-9
Cryptocoryne crispatula var. Balansae is the oldest known variety of
Cryptocoryne crispatula. In the region it comes from in southern Thailand
there are limestone mountains, and the water can be very hard. Like many other
Cryptocorynes it needs to acclimatise before growth starts in earnest. In
recent years a narrow-leaf variety called Cryptocoryne crispatula var.
Flaccidifolia has often been sold.
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