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Cryptocoryne Lutea

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Cryptocoryne Lutea 

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.

Cryptocoryne Lutea is also available potted. Other Cryptocoryne varieties are also available, including Parva, Becketti, Wendtii, and more.

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!

Reviews (13)

  • 4
    Posted by Mac M on 7 Dec 2023

    Had several dead leaves but a very pretty plant!

  • 5
    Healthy plants
    Posted by Francisco on 4 Sep 2022

    Beautiful looking plants. . Good size.

  • 5
    Cryptocoryne Lutea
    Posted by Laura on 5 Jul 2022

    Arrived packaged well. Great condition. Looks great in tank. I will purchase from Modern Aquarium again.

  • 5
    Came as advertised
    Posted by Ben Rinder on 31 May 2022

    Was green, nice size and looked healty

  • 5
    Cryptocoryne Lutea
    Posted by Unknown on 5 Mar 2022

    Beautiful plants. Excellent packaging with labels so that you know which plants they are!! This company is top notch!!

  • 5
    Posted by Joe on 6 Jan 2022

    Plants arrived healthy with good roots. Very pleased!

  • 3
    C. Lutea
    Posted by AeXzer Anthony on 6 Oct 2021

    Well packaged and fast shipping. I gave it 3 star because all big leaves were damaged and yellow in color. Those leaves melted right away but the sprouting leaves were healthy and growing. I hope on the next time I order it will be much better plants! I will still recommend this seller.

  • 5
    Posted by Alexandra on 21 Jul 2021

    Super happy with these plants! They arrived healthy and have adapted well!

  • 5
    Posted by Paul Winter on 26 May 2021

    Once again.. Just perfect for cold water fish.. gives a shade canopy and is really hearty..

  • 5
    Beautiful Plant
    Posted by Alyssa on 7 Apr 2021

    Plants came healthy and are doing great with my goldfish.

  • 5
    Posted by Megan Mulligan on 9 Jun 2020


  • 4
    Posted by Elizabeth Coon on 9 Jun 2020

    I’m hopeful that this plant will recoup ok! The tracking updates weren’t working and the plants got stuck at the PO. The roots look beautiful but I lost some of the leaf portions!