Cryptocoryne “Pygmea”

Synonyms Cryptocoryne ”pigmea”
Misapplied names Cryptocoryne pygmaea
Family Araceae
Genus Cryptocoryne
Difficulty easy
Usage Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group, Foreground, ground cover
Growth slow
Propagation Runners, Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed? yes


Cryptocoryne Pygmaea has narrow small leaves that are brown-green on the top and have a redish hue on the underside. It stays low making it suitable as a crypt for the foreground. Similar to Cryptocoryne Parva in terms of size. It is easy to care for and doesn’t grow too quickly.