Scientific name: Anubias barteri
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
Anubias barteri originate from West Africa.
Very slow, these plants will only produce a new leaf roughly every 3 months.
Midground to background are best places for planting Anubias barteri.
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.
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.