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Anubias barteri

Anubias barteri

Scientific name: Anubias barteri

Family: Araceae

Usual maximum size in aquariums: 25 - 40 cm (9.84 - 15.75 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 20 - 30 °C (68 - 86°F)

Reproduction of the plant: Rhizome

Origin (in the wild): Africa

How fast these plants grow: Slow

Recommended substrate: Fine gravel

Demands on lighting: Medium

Ideal placement in a fish tank: Middle

Common Names



Anubias barteri originate from West Africa.

Growth Rate

Very slow, these plants will only produce a new leaf roughly every 3 months.

Planting Area

Midground to background are best places for planting Anubias barteri.

Lighting Requirements

Anubias barteri aren’t very demanding in terms of lighting. Bright or subdued lighting won’t make a big difference in growth speed, however very shady places aren’t welcome by this species.


Like other plants that reproduce by rhizome, these are very easy to propagate no matter whether they’re grown by a professional or newbie. A rhizome can be split into smaller pieces - new plants will grow from these. Bear in mind that burying the rhizome in substrate may cause it to rot, attaching it to driftwood or rocks with stitch it recommended - Often this species is seen attached to bogwood etc. and will grow just as well as if planted in the substrate.


This plant is very hardy and easy to care for. Anubias barteri can tolerate a wide range of water parameters.

Short Description

This is a very hardy plant with arrow shaped leaves that can live underwater or partially submerged. They are very slow growers but look stunning when placed in the aquarium.

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