Cryptocoryne albida

White water trumpet

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Midground, Foreground, group
Difficulty: easy
Growth: slow

Common names: 
  • White water trumpet

  • Cryptocoryne costata Gagnep.
  • Cryptocoryne retrospiralis subsp. albida (R. Parker) Rataj
  • Cryptocoryne retrospiralis var. costata (Gagnep.) De Wit

Habit, plant type:

  • rosette
Botanical name [?]: Cryptocóryne álbida R. Parker

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Cryptocoryne


Cryptocoryne albida is distributed in southern Myanmar and Thailand. It is a highly variable species belonging to the group of Cryptocoryne crispatula. Different forms are known from aquarium culture, some of them green, some of them brownish in colour. In nature, these forms are known to occur in the same populations.

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Light low to high 
Temperature tolerance 6 to 30 °C
Optimum temperature 22 to 29 °C
Carbonate hardness 2 to 12 °dKH
pH value 5 to 8 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 10 to 40 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) 10 to 50 mg/l
Phosphate (PO43-) 0.1 to 3 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 5 to 30 mg/l
Iron (Fe) 0.01 to 0.5 mg/l

Growth: slow

Propagation: Runners, Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: not hardy in Germany

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