Cryptocoryne walkeri has a more rigid and upright structure than most other Cryptocorynes. It grows to be 12–15 cm with a width of 8 cm.
Cryptocoryne walkeri is considered to be of medium-difficulty to cultivate. It is a slow grower with medium demands as to nutrients and light. Prefers medium lighting along with a pH of 5.0-7.0. Grows well in water that is 20-28C. As with all other Cryptocoryne cultivars, C. walkeri is subject to crypt melt.