This is an excellent, moderately demanding and highly versatile plant with beautiful lanceolate green leaves. The native population of this species originates from the Brazilian River Rio Cristalino where it grows on and between rocks in full sun. Although it is a relatively slow grower, Staurogyne creates numerous lateral branches resulting in a formation of a thick carpet or dense bushes that can be easily trimmed. Strong light, CO2 injection and substrate rich with nutrients are necessary for developing a good root system. This plant creates a great environment for shrimp and small fish to feel safe and secure.
Tissue cultured plants are cultured in sterile environments. They are free of snails and disease pathogens. They have an extended shelf life and a perfect for aquascaping. These plants are small and have short roots so they can be challenging to plant. Gluing or using thread to attach portions to small pieces of rock, then submerging the rock in to the substrate works well.