Cryptocoryne usteriana – another try

I guess it has been 2 years now since I got some C. usteriana from one tricky seller. I had doubts about its ID when I bought it, but I wanted to try it.

Now when I have met other collectors I was able to acquire C. usteriana again from someone more trustworthy. The plants come from a crowded tank, they grow one by one so they don’t have a lot of space and are still young. I expected the leaves will be more bullated and of course more red on the bottom side of leaves…and much more larger I guess. 🙂

Cryptocoryne usteriana (Nov. 2, 2014) - submersed - young plant

Cryptocoryne usteriana (Nov. 2, 2014) – submersed – young plant

Cryptocoryne usteriana (Nov. 2, 2014) - submersed - young plant - detail

Cryptocoryne usteriana (Nov. 2, 2014) – submersed – young plant – detail