Anubias barteri var. nana


Called Dwarf Spear Leaf in the trade, this is one of the most popular aquarium plants there are. These are outstanding foreground plants that require only a minimum of care. Special attention must be paid to the rhizome when planting: the thickened rootstalk must not be covered with substrate. These small Anubias grow best when tied to stones or roots. They are frequently used with cichlids from the Malawi and Tanganyika Lakes. This is an especially decorative example, shown growing among rocks.





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Plant profile

Genus: Anubias
Species: barteri var.nana
Family: Araceae
Origin: Africa
Light: medium – low
Temperature: 22-28°C
Growth rate: slow
Area: Foreground
Height: 5-10 cm
pH: 5-9
Water hardness: very soft to very hard
Co2: 0-10 mg/l
Propagation: rhizome cuttings