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Balansae (Cryptocoryne crispatula)
Balansae (Cryptocoryne crispatula)

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Product Code: CR17


Common Name: Cryptocoryne balansae

Family Name: Araceae

Native To: Southeast Asia

Lighting: Medium

pH: 5 - 9

Growth Demands: Easy

Growth Form: Rosette

Growth Rate: Medium

True Aquatic: Yes

Placement in Tank: Mid - Background

Available As: Bare Root, Potted

Cryptocoryne crispatula 'balansae' is an excellent aquatic plant for the aquarium. Long leaves with a hammered texture flow in the current of the aquarium. Cryptocoryne crispatula 'balansae' is one of the most popular Cryptocoryne varieties sold in the aquarium trade.

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Beautiful and healthy September 14, 2013
Reviewer: Kimberly Aquino from Newtown Square, PA United States  
I love Crypt Balansae.  Ordered four - these arrived as very healthy specimens, two of which had closely bonded 'sister' plants with them.  Cut off any dying parts and stuck them in with close access to root tabs in the substrate and using Flourish/Flourish Excel in generally recommended dose.  After a couple of days the leaves that were young began to ruffle (as they do under penetrating light - if you give them enough iron and light they go reddish actually, in my experience); a few days later the older (largest) leaves are beginning to die off (so I cut them off) but contributed enough photosynthesis to the plant in the meantime for them all to grow their younger leaves and sprout at least one brand-new leaf each, which are ruffling up beautifully.  Extremely happy with purchase.  (Have bought before, so perhaps I've proved a 'would-buy-again' type of statement.)

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Nice little plants March 29, 2011
Reviewer: Huw Powell from Lee, NH United States  
Not a lot of meat on them, but healthy, and these are plants one wants to let establish themselves anyway.  Price is right.  I will update after some growing time.

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  4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Doing very well October 11, 2009
Reviewer: Donna from Los Angeles area  
I ordered one plant each of three different Crypts, none of which I have ever grown before, and all three are doing very well.  However, I cannot tell which plant is which because they look so similar- I just know that one is the Balanese variety.  I have metal halide lighting and CO2 supplementation, but the Crypts all seem to do equally well without CO2 and hi-tech lighting, unlike some of the fast growing stem plants.  I like the fact that Crypts grow slower-less time to spending trimming them back.

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