Ammania Senegalensis - Set of 2 Bunches $5.95. $7.95) (3 reviews) Write a Review ... Cryptocoryne Balansae - Set of 2 Plants. Scientific name: Cryptocoryne balansae. balansae originates from flowing rivers and streams in southern Thailand, often forming dense colonies with leaves extending across the water's surface. Please be aware that the submerse form of this plant could contain snails and other invertebrates. This sterile hybrid is a cross between C. parva and either C. walkeri or C. beckettii. The difference between C. retrospiralis and C. crispatula is that the latter has often narrower, often undulated, laeves. AquariumPlants.com carries some of the best Cryptocryne like wendtii red, wendtii bronze, retrospiralis, balansae, and lutea. Cryptocoryne balansae. Crypt lutea is a beautiful mid-ground plant with bright green or bronzy oblong leaves with a gracefully wavy shape. William Roxburgh and Carl Sigismund Kunth, 1841 Distribution: India This plant, C. retrospiralis is easily distinguished from most other Cryptocoryne. Cryptocoryne x willisii. Unlike Crypt Spiralis, Crypt Balansae is a little more sensitive. Family: Araceae. $7.95. Vegetatively, it is confused with C. spiralis, but their spathe differs quite considerably. It is arguably the easiest crypt to keep, and is undemanding in terms of water conditions. Like most Crypts, it might melt back in your tank when you first recieve it. Cryptocoryne retrospiralis is characterized by rather narrow leaves about 0.1-1.5cm wide and less prominent bullate blade of the leaf. Cryptocoryne crispatula, also known as the Balansae plant, has very long, thin leaves with ruffled edges and relatively short stems. Due to the limestone composition of the soil, the rivers in this area have very hard water which is loaded with calcium. According to its origin, it is suited for creating biotope tanks which imitate Indian riverbank habitats. Quick view Add to Cart. This plant is amphibious, and when grown out of the water, the leaves will shorten, lose the ruffle, and take on a rounded appearance. The spatha however is quite different. Cryptocoryne retrospiralis feature hammered texture leaves that spiral around. It is easy to keep in your aquarium and looks great in clusters.Common Name: Cryptocoryne retrospiralisFamily Name: AraceaeNative To: India, Thailand, ChinaLighting: MediumpH: 6 - 8Growth Demands: EasyGrowth Form: RosetteGrowth Rate: MediumT Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 8°N (71.43 - 142.86ppm) 0°C 32°F 30°C 86°F. Its full name is Cryptocoryne crispatula var balansae. Common Name: Crypt Lutea. Cryptocoryne retrospiralis grows also well as emersed swamp plant. Like many other Cryptocoryne species, C. balansae can be of both colors green and brown. Cryptocoryne crispulata var. Cryptocoryne retrospiralis grows over the whole area of India, disjunct from C. crispatula but in the southwest of India mixed with C. spiralis. Cryptocoryne wendtii accounts for many, if not most, of the “generic Cryptocoryne” that show up in pet stores. Recommended pH range for the species: 6.8 - 7.5. Usual maximum size in aquariums: 30 - 55 cm (11.81 - 21.65 inch) 0 14. Most crypt plants were originally found in fast-flowing limestone bed streams or rivers, and need high levels of calcium to live in a tank environment. Cryptocoryne retrospiralis. Cryptocoryne Retrospiralis - Set of 2 Plants. It's straight, flat leaves are typically 30 cm long and about 1 cm wide,slightly curling on the edges. Quick view Add to Cart. Crypt Balansae is one of the taller Crypt varieties that we sell. 32°F 30°C 86°F is suited for creating biotope tanks which imitate Indian riverbank habitats swamp.! 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