Cryptocoryne albida 'Brown'
This little Cryptocoryne comes from Asia, and grows naturally in for instance Thailand.
The narrow, red-brown leaves have clear, black patterns and beautifully waving leaf edges. Each leaf grows to be about 1-3 cm wide and up to 15 cm long, giving the plant a light and graceful look, which is easy to combine with other plants inside the aquarium, enabling beautiful contrasts.
Like many other Cryptocorynes, it is able to grow under must conditions and can thrive at even very poor light conditions. However, it will only grow very slow under such conditions.
Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.
Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
5 - 15+
Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.
The easy plants
These plants can thrive and grow well in low-light aquariums.
CO2 supply is recommended because the CO2 supply, despite the low light, ensures the growth of the plants.
The time expenditure per week is less than ½ hour because the plants grow slowly.
Bottom substrate at the beginning and liquid fertiliser for weekly use.