The Spiral Water Trumpet is a very polymorphic species from India. Some forms of this species are proven to be very good, robust aquarium plants which are practically never affected by the dreaded Cryptocoryne rot. The Cryptocoryne spiralis has long, narrow, somewhat wavy leaves which have a brownish hue.
Cryptocoryne spiralis can be used in the same way as C. crispatula var. balansae and is best placed in the mid- to background of not too small tanks. It has no special requirements and grows well in medium hard water, however a nutrient-rich substrate and at least moderate lighting are beneficial.