Is relatively easy to grow, and high light will bring out more color in the plants. C. retrospiralis can be planted into the substrate or attached to a rock or piece of driftwood with a cotton thread or fishing wire. The loose corkscrew shape of its long, reed-like leaves with a hammered texture make an intriguing backdrop or accent plant. This plant is dark or bright green and can attain a bronzy hue depending on conditions. As with all crypt plants, C. retrospiralis is sensitive to changes in water parameters and won’t like to be moved.