Cryptocoryne usteriana is one of the taller cryptocorynes and is very easy to grow.
Leaves are 3-5 cm wide with an embossed surface; they can easily reach more than 50 cm length.
With good light and fertilization, the upper side of the leaves will obtain a dark green or bronze-green colour while the back of the leaves will turn burgundy red.
Propagation is by long runners, and the plant tolerates quite alkaline water very well.
|Origin:||Asia||Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.|
|Growth rate:||Slow||Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.|
|Height:||20 - 30+||Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.|
|Light demand:||Low||The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.|
|CO2 :||Low||A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.|