Anubias Nana Petite is a true dwarf rooted aquarium plant. The etire plant may be as large as a quarter to 8 leaves that are as big as a jellybean. Great for groundcover in foreground but you’ll need a a lot of them, they are VERY small and they stay that way. Ideal for small tanks and attaching to rocks or wood. Not easy to find this little plant.
Anubias plants are best planted in a shady spot or low light to restrict algae growth on the leaves. Anubias is also suitable for terrarium plantings as well. Herbivorous fish and otherwise aggressive Cichlids do not usually eat the very tough and robust leaves. Propagation of this plant is done by simply cutting the plant at the root (rhizome) with a very sharp pair of scissors.
Anubias look great in aquaria but grow much slower underwater. The larger species wont even fit in most tanks when allowed to grow emerged — not covered by water. The fastest way to encourage their growth is to raise their leaves above your water level.
Anubias will root onto wood or rough rocks. But unlike African ferns, anubias will grow an extensive root system into your gravel. Keep that rhizome above your gravel. Anubias grows much better when the light hits its rhizome. The best way to encourage growth is to anchor it to wood with a rubber band or Black cotton sewing thread. Some anubias growers insist the rhizomes rot when buried in the gravel. It just slows their growth
Damaged leaves will not repair themselves. If you want good-looking leaves, you’ll need to prune back and don’t be afraid, this will also encourage new leaf growth.
- pH range: 6.5 – 7.2
- Temperature range: 22-28 C
- Water hardness: very soft-very hard
- Propagation: Rhizome cuttings
- Habitat: Africa
- Availability: readily available
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