Cryptocoryne Parva is the smallest cryptocoryne. The species features a good adaptability to cultivation conditions. Even though it counts among the rather slow growing plants, it has enjoyed great popularity for many years because of its easy cultivation. Soft water, as found in the natural locations, is not necessary for cultivation because Parva also tolerates hard tap water with pH-values within the alkaline range. In a bright place within the aquarium, the leaves will spread horizontally, in shady places they will develop more upright.