Cryptocoryne Lutea | Potted
Cryptocoryne Lutea originates from Sri Lanka. This small plant produces green leaves with nicely contrasting red to brown veins and undersides.
Care & Maintenance for Cryptocoryne Lutea
Cryptocoryne Lutea will adapt to a wide range of conditions and will do well in most aquariums. Like most small Cryptocoryne plants, Lutea is found in shallow streams or rivers, often shaded by trees and other terrestial vegetation. For this reason, it is a perfectly adapted plant to low-light conditions.
- Minimum Lighting Required: Low to Moderate
- Temperature Range: 68-82°F
- Tank Placement: Foreground
Cryptocoryne Lutea small size makes it ideal for the foreground area in your tank. It should be planted in small groups and allowed to spread, creating a dense group of plants. The plant will look better and grow faster if kept free from algae and debris. Either good water flow or small algea eaters such as Otocinclus spp., or scavengers such as Corydoras will help accomplish this task easily. Good substrate rich in nutrients, while not required, is welcomed and will result in faster growing and more lush plants.
Plants at Modern Aquarium
At Modern Aquarium, we strive to bring you healthy, beautiful specimens in every order. While the photos on our website are just examples of what you will receive, we do examine each plant in person before shipping it to you. If you have any questions about what to expect from your order, how to plant your new specimen, or the best starter plants for your tank, reach out to us any time!
One potted crypt was split into 3 separate plants and all 3 are doing wonderfully in my aquariums conditions. Not a single leaf lost so far
Very nice plant to put in the front of the fish tank