picked up a crypt undalata to grow out of water a few weeks ago. NONE of the leaves died and i have new growth. root tips were just touching water surface when i planted it and im sure theyve grown too. i have it in my paludarium and its very humid in there so that probably helps. so if you have a high humidity terrarium of some sort this is probably a good plant to start with.
I love these plants. Had a few in a grow out tank and I moved them to a show tank. One week later, no melt and solid new growth. that was a month ago and they are going great! All my setups are low tech/dirt.