Aquatic 'Cryptocoryne Balansae' Plant - Loose
Aquatic plants oxygenate the water to provide shelter for fish and aquarium life while keeping them healthier and your tank looking better.
Balansae plants are a popular choice for beginner and experienced aquarium hobbyists. These stem plants create a tranquil scene in the background of an aquascape, as their dark or bright green reed-like leaves sway gently in the current, offering cozy hiding spots for fish to play in. The plant’s short stems produce long, thin leaves that make a great contrast to hardscape materials. This species hails from Southern Thailand where it inhabits fast-flowing rivers and streams with high limestone content. Balansae plants thrive in an environment that is rich with nitrate, phosphate, iron, CO2 and calcium. Calcium supplement is highly recommended, as the plant’s leaves will grow twisted and deformed without it.
Balansae plants propagate through runners. A healthy and mature stand of balansae plant can spread quickly, so it can be good idea to trim its runners periodically. If you would like to replant, simply tuck the runners into the substrate.