Anubias Barteri Var Nana

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Scientific name - Anubias barteri var nana

Common terms - No real generic terms, sometimes referred to as Anubias spp.

Geographic origin - Victoria, Cameroon, West Africa

Type - Rhizome

Max. size - 5-15cm height, 15+cm width

Lighting required - Low to high

Temperature - 20-30[sup]o[/sup]C

Water chemistry requirements - Largely adaptable, should do well in most set ups, and it is a suitable tank for tanks containing African Cichlids as this species is rigid and will cope well with the relatively high PH found in these set ups, I've also seen this species used in low salinity brackish set ups (SG 1-1.005).

Growth rates - Slow

Demands - Low

Additional info - A slow growing but lush species, its leaves have a waxy coating and sometimes the plant will excrete proteins which can be found on the surface of the water, they're easily dealt with, just increase surface agitation, they're susceptible to algae as are most slow growers but providing everything is fine with your set up algae shouldn't occur. This plant has a long rhizome, and must be kept above the substrate so that it has adequate water flow, the best way to grow it is tied to hard scape. It propagates via runners but you can cut the Rhizome between nodes to separate the plants, growth will then resume as normal.

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Scientific name - Anubias barteri var nana

Common terms - No real generic terms, sometimes referred to as Anubias spp.

Geographic origin - Victoria, Cameroon, West Africa

Type - Rhizome

Max. size - 5-15cm height, 15+cm width

Lighting required - Low to high

Temperature - 20-30[sup]o[/sup]C

Water chemistry requirements - Largely adaptable, should do well in most set ups, and it is a suitable tank for tanks containing African Cichlids as this species is rigid and will cope well with the relatively high PH found in these set ups, I've also seen this species used in low salinity brackish set ups (SG 1-1.005).

Growth rates - Slow

Demands - Low

Additional info - A slow growing but lush species, its leaves have a waxy coating and sometimes the plant will excrete proteins which can be found on the surface of the water, they're easily dealt with, just increase surface agitation, they're susceptible to algae as are most slow growers but providing everything is fine with your set up algae shouldn't occur. This plant has a long rhizome, and must be kept above the substrate so that it has adequate water flow, the best way to grow it is tied to hard scape. It propagates via runners but you can cut the Rhizome between nodes to separate the plants, growth will then resume as normal.

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Some lady here said she had petty flowers on the plant.
 

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That Anubias gives a great contrast to typical water plant foliage. But!.If you can order instead A. coffeefolia ( leaves do resemble Coffee arabica) that's a nicer looking plant. Its leaves are pleated and the undersides are silverywhite. It's also a deeper green-gray in color than Anubias nana.
I think they are pretty much the same price. I bought one over two years ago from somebody's trade in at LFS,but online they are not much more.
One thing about Anubias- they never make the large leaves underwater that you see on some plants for sale that have been grown emersed in a 6" pot and then sold as an aquatic. They will live forever- but start with much smaller leaves and stay that way forever.
 

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