Species: Anubias barteri var. nana
Common name(s): Anubias
Native to: West Africa
Temperature preferences: Warm to cool growing
Water preferences: High moisture
Terrestrial or Epiphytic: Terrestrial or Epiphytic
General Information and Care: Anubias barteri var. nana, also known as Anubias, can make an excellent addition to many tanks and may provide you with the tropical look that you desire.
For it to thrive in a tank, it needs to be kept constantly moist as it establishes itself. If it is allowed to dry out for even a matter of hours it can desiccate and die. Many people have the best luck establishing it when starting it out in a pond or small water feature and allowing it to naturally grow into their tank. You may also tie it to branches with some sphagnum moss to provide a mossy branch appearance. This species is known for its beautiful bright green leaves. Each leaf is connected to the rhizome with a beautiful green 1/2"-2" long petiole. The leaves themselves are generally under 1" in diameter. As this species matures it flowers with gorgeous small white flowers. Typically to propagate this species, it is easiest to do so from a rhizome cutting.
Glass Box Tropicals Plant Care Rating: 4
Shipped Size: One piece of rhizome with at least 5 leaves.