Anubias nana is a hardy plant that is an aquarium favorite among many hobbyists. This rosette plant may reach up to 20 cm in length and has beautiful dark green leaves in low, handsome clumps. They usually have diagonal lines running from the center vein to the leaf perimeter.
Anubias nana has tall, variable foliage that is usually pointed to ovate. It prefers moderate lighting, an alkalinity of 3 – 8 dKH, and a pH of 6.0 – 7.5. When planting the aquatic plant, take special care of the rhizome and the roots. A quality substrate fertilizer is necessary as well as a warmed tank bottom. CO2 fertilization is also recommended.
Because it grows well from cuttings, you can usually reproduce it easily. Under correct water conditions, the Anubias nana propagates by side shoots on the rhizome, causing rhizome division. It can be attached to logs in an aquarium to form lovely tropical scenes. Make it easy to attach to logs or hardscape by using plant glue.
You will often notice that algae grows on the leaves of this plant and you will need to remove it. Algae will absorb nutrients from the water that the plant needs for healthy growth. You can reduce this problem by introducing snails into your tank.
|Place of origin:||Africa|
|Maximum height:||20 cm|
|Lighting:||Low – Moderate|
|Position range:||Foreground to Background|
|Temperature range:||22 – 28 °C|
|pH:||6 – 7.5|
|Hardness:||3 – 8 kh|