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Anubias

 

Anubias

Anubius can be found growing in rivers, streams and marshes in the tropics and are sold as aquatic plants for aquarium and terrarium. They produce broad, thick, dark leaves that come in many different forms. In aquariums, they are usually attached to rocks or bogwood. They prefer subdued lighting and can also produce flowers underwater. If growing in an aquarium they should be placed in shaded areas, otherwise algae will develop on the leaves.

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plant Features
  • Anubias likes deep shade

    Deep shade

  • Anubias likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Anubias is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Anubias likes aquatic

    Aquatic

 
plant information

Common name

Anubias

Latin name

Anubias

type

Aquatic

family

Araceae

ph

6.5 - 7.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Anubias likes deep shade

    Deep shade

  • Frost

    Anubias is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Anubias likes aquatic

    Aquatic

  • Water

    Anubias likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Anubias is 0.15meters x 0.10meters 0.15 M 0.10 M

Anubias

Anubius can be found growing in rivers, streams and marshes in the tropics and are sold as aquatic plants for aquarium and terrarium. They produce broad, thick, dark leaves that come in many different forms. In aquariums, they are usually attached to rocks or bogwood. They prefer subdued lighting and can also produce flowers underwater. If growing in an aquarium they should be placed in shaded areas, otherwise algae will develop on the leaves.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

If you are buying Anubius plants, look for plants with lush green leaves, a thick rhizome and a healthy set of roots. They may be offered already attached to bogwood. These can be placed directly into their new home. If they are supplied in plastic containers, they will need attaching to wood or lava rock first. They should be sited in a freshwater tank with a temperature range of 72 - 78 degrees fahrenheit and a pH range of 6.5 - 7.8. Plant in aquarium gravel, aquarium substrate, attached to rocks or driftwood. If planting in substrate, make sure the rhizome is on top of the substrate.

 
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