The Aquatic Gazette

Anubias barteri var. nana ‘Petite’

In Flora on June 4, 2011 at 00:01

The Anubias nana ‘Petite’ originates from West Africa amd is one of the smallest Anubias species. It is popular among aquascapers for its hardiness, its low lighting requirements and its ability to grow without substrate, allowing placement on driftwood and rocks.

The leaves of the Anubias nana ‘Petite’ are dark green and tough, they grow on short stems that originate from a central root or rhizome. It is sometimes recommended for aquascapes that house aggressive fauna as they can stand up to some abuse as compared to other types of flora.

The maximum height of the Anubias nana ‘Petite’ is about 5cm. It grows slowly and is not particular about lighting levels. For optimal health, it should be kept at the range of 22-28 degrees Celsius. The Anubias nana propagates through cutting up the rhizome or side roots.

Anubias nana ‘Petite’ is perfect for new aquascapers who desire a flora that is easy to care for. An effective and easy aquascape composing of Anubias nana ‘Petite’, Java Fern and Java Moss can be created with driftwood and rocks. Such an aquascape will be very forgivable when it comes to lighting and nutrient levels. So if you are new to aquascaping, do give the Anubias nana a try.

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