Cryptocoryne Balansae is a freshwater plant that originates from Thailand. It is a very attractive plant with elongated, crinkled, and dramatically indented leaves. The leaves can range in color from dark to light green, and provide a great place for fish to hide and play. Learn more about how to take care of your newest live aquarium plant below!
Maintenance & Care
The balansae plant is ideal for the background of your tank, as it can grow up to 16” tall when kept in good conditions. It does not require intense lighting, but the leaves will grow faster and achieve more puckering under a strong light (2-3 watts/gallon).
- Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate
- Temperature Range: 77-82°F
- Tank Placement: Background
Cryptocoryne Balansae thrives in nutrient-rich environments, so having good substrate and sufficient levels of nitrate, iron, phosphate, and calcium is recommended. Most of these nutrients, however, are already present in sufficient quantities in most tap and aquarium water. If desired, you may always provide additional fertilization and supplements boost quite easily by adding either liquid fertilizers or root tabs.
Shopping With Us
At Modern Aquarium, we strive to deliver the highest quality plants and educate aquarium enthusiasts on the best care for their live plants. If you have any questions on how to add the plant to your tank or how to maintain your aquarium, reach out to our customer service representatives today! Enjoy free shipping on orders over $50.
This plant is not doing so well in my tank. It's not as green or thick as the picture. I don't know too much about plants so I'm unsure of why this plant is not doing so well in my tank.
I bought a few Crytocoryne spiralis and balansae, Great plants !! Good shape !! Very happy with them and shipped and received on the day requested . This is my second order from them , very happy with both orders . Only suggestion , would be helpful if something were inserted into the plant description whether plants ( some species) have been emersed or submersed prior to receiving them . Will order from them again with no hesitation
The plants arrived in excellent condition with nice roots. So far, so good not much melting which is to be expected with Crypts. I planted them in my 7 gallon Betta tank with my other Balansae Crypts that I puchased a few months ago. I will definately order from Modern Aquarium again.
Great couple of plants, sprouted new growth within 24 hours of planting.
Well rooted very healthy plant