Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae is from Southern Thailand where there are limestone mountains, and the water can be very hard. Like many other Cryptocorynes it needs to acclimatise before growth starts in earnest. Leaves becomes 20-60 cm long and the single roset plant becomes 15-20 cm wide.
Brought 2 pots of healthy Cryptocoryne Balansae and other plants online after Capricorn relocation now plants growing well and plan to visit the new farm again to get more varieties aquatic plants for my new tank.