NOTE: The photos labeled "AS OF 11.02.22" are the plants that you will receive when you buy this plant. This is how they came to us, so that is how they are coming to you.
This crypt, aesthetically, looks like a mix between a wendtii and a balansae. It has slightly shorter leaves than a Crypt balansae, but with a strong red to it.
Like every other crypt, planting it will cause the leaves to melt back and die, but it will come back under the right conditions. We had this crypt melt back on us but it came back stronger. (We have the Sun so don't expect as fast of a recovery)
Supposedly they prefer slightly acidic water, but once again, we have had luck with our slightly basic/ hard water.
Crypts are generally easy to take care of for laid back aquarium hobbyists. The whole genus does NOT like to be moved, but does well in relatively low light/ low CO2 settings.
Plant arrived during a heat wave, but was still healthy. Of course it melted a bit, all crypts do. What you want to look at is the roots, as long as they are healthy then you have a good crypt. Within two days they had new growth, and now after a week are looking great.