- Displays reds and greens in its undulate leaves
- Undemanding in terms of light, CO2, and fertilizers
- Live freshwater aquarium plant with SubstrateSource Cryptocoryne undulata Care Guide included
Similar to Cryptocoryne wendtii, C. undulata is an easy plant that grows broad leaves. Unlike it cousins, however, Cryptocoryne undulata's leaves display more contrasting olive-green and red colors. Frequently used in freshwater aquariums because it is undemanding, this plant can grow both emersed and submersed.
Cryptocoryne undulata is often used as a midground or background plant. Though this freshwater aquarium plant propagates by sending runners, we've noticed that the runners often stay close to the mother plant. The end result is a dense growth of undulata that can function as a natural hiding place for aquarium invertebrates and small fish.
While an established Cryptocoryne undulata will add color and beauty to a freshwater aquarium, it is important to note that Cryptocoryne species are prone to "melting". "Crypt melt," a term often used in the aquarium hobby, describes the rapid dying of old leaves especially common in Cryptocorynes. This natural process is often unavoidable; we recommend removing dead plant material to make way for new plant growth.