Cryptocoryne willisii

Cryptocoryne willisii (family Araceae) is an attractive small species with dark green leaves from Asia. This is an excellent plant for the front of the aquarium as it is low growing and not too dense. It is not an easy plant to maintain and suffers from rotting off at the base of the leaf stalks if conditions are not right. The plants enjoy soft water and a good supply of nutrient rich clay in the substrate. Cryptocoryne willisii propagates relatively easily by separating the new plantlets and replanting these.