Cryptocoryne lucens is easy to care for and easy to cultivate. The plants produce narrow, pure green leaves. Growing to a height of 10 - 20 cm it is a good candidate as a foreground plant. It grows very slowly, which means it requires minimal maintenance. As with many rosette-like plants, only the older, outer leaves should be removed.
However, it is possible to prune the plant hard to encourage more dense growth. Plants should be cut approx. 2 - 3 cm above the substrate.