'Red' is an especially pretty selection of Cryptocoryne wendtii from Sri Lanka. Its elongate underwater leaves are red-brown.
As well as other Sri Lanka crypts, Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Red' is an easy, adaptable aquarium plant, also growing in harder water. It also tolerates little light but develops better with medium lighting. A nutrient-rich bottom is important. The plant develops a dense stand by its underground runners.
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Red' is very decorative as a group in the midground, in bigger tanks also in the foreground. It provides a nice contrast to light green plants.