Anubias barteri var. nana
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Anubias barteri var. nana

Common Names: Dwarf anubias
Distribution: West africa.
Description: Tough, waxy, dark green leaves sprouting from a thick rhizome. Generally grows horizontally unless forced to do otherwise. Can root into rocks or wood.
Potential Height: 12cm   (4.7")
Growth Rate: Slow
Care: One of the easiest aquarium plants to grow. Has very little needs in the way of lighting and nutrients.
Difficulty: Easy
22°C - 28°C
72°F - 82°F
5.5 - 9
1 dH - 12 dH
Lighting: Will do well in one or more watts per gallon of fluorescent lighting.
Propagation: Asexual propagation by fragmentation is accomplished by cutting the rhizome at any point provided each cutting will have at lest 3 leaves. Cuttings with less tend to have a lower survival rate.
Comments: One of the plants apt to be named a tank. Virtually indestructible. One of its very few weaknesses, and this goes for all rhizome plants, is that if its rhizome is buried under the gravel it can rot and the plant will most likely die if that happens.
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