Cryptocoryne crispulata var. balansae originates from rivers and streams in Thailand and its neighbouring countries. It is characterised by its long, band-like bullous leaves. This crypt has been in the hobby for a long time, it is easy to cultivate and tolerates hard water. It can be planted in the background of the tank, forming large populations, but is also a nice eye-catcher when used as a solitary bush in high tanks.