Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia is a rare and prized aquarium plant from Southeast Asia. This is one of the largest Crypts, with leaves sometimes reaching up to 1 metre or more in length! It is named for its "bubbly" textured leaves, which resemble certain species of Aponogeton from Africa. Like most other Crypts this is an easy plant to grow, not requiring particularly high lighting or CO2 injection. Also like other Crypts, it may melt back when introduced to a new tank; don't worry, it will almost always grow a new set of leaves in short order! This Crypt also prefers moderate to hard water, which, coupled with the fact that fish are often reluctant to eat it, makes it an ideal candidate for African Cichlid tanks. A background of this plant makes for a truly unique display, especially in large aquaria.