Minimum Lighting Required: Low
Temperature Range: 73–83°F
Tank Placement: Midground-Background
Cryptocoryne Costata, also referred to as Cryptocoryne Albida, originates from Thailand. This plant may produce leaves in variety of shades and colors from green to reddish brown. Be patient with this plant as it needs some time to acclimatize to new environment. However, once settled, the plant will grow well and, with its elongated leaf shapes, make for attractive plant in the aquarium.
I love Crypts and this one was no exception perfect midground plant.
I wasn't familiar with this variety of crypt so I ordered a set of 2 plants - medium size - to put in the background of my 5 gallon. They came healthy & big, with VERY large roots & a new plant starting on both of them. 1 or 2 leaves melted after planting but began growing new almost immediately. Toughest part was fitting the big roots into the soil in my small tank.