It grows very slowly, so the care time are low. As with many rosettes growing plants only outer and older leaves are removed. However, a complete pruning is also possible and promotes the growth of a dense plant stand. Approximately 2 - 3 cm above the ground, the plants are cut off.
The Cryptocoryne Lucens is of narrow-leaved, dense, medium green bushes in the foreground or middle ground of Aquascapes. In sufficiently high basin C. x willisii "lucens" can also be used as a turf-like ground cover.