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Nana (Anubias barteri 'Nana')


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Common Name: Nana
Proper Name: Anubias barteri 'Nana'
Category: Anubias and Lagenandra
Temperature: 21 - 30 C
PH: 5.0 - 8.6
Lighting: Low
Growth Rate: Very Slow
Difficulty: Easy
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Position in Aquascape: Foreground
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This plant also grows in medium light.
 
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a stunning foreground or low midground plant, if conditions suit it streams of bubbles can be seen rising to the surface, does best attached to rocks or driftwood but can also be planted, if planted make sure the rhizome is above the substrate.
 
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I get about 2-3 new leaves a week. Rhizomes have grown about .5 inches a month. When attaching to a rock, do it tightly so the roots properly hold it down on their own eventually.
 
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my comment should be under the "petite" variety.
 
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If this plant likes its environment it gets amazing. Roots through rocks. Very hardy plant. I have one that is at least 4 years old. Gorgeous plant!
 
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the default picture looks to be anubias nana variegated
 
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aka anubias nana 'marble'
 
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I have grown this plant is low, medium and High lighting. Grows best in low to medium lighting. IF you choose to grow it in high lighting tanks, make sure their is enough ferts to grow a new leaf every 2 weeks, as you will be cutting off old leaves every month. Higher lighting causes algae to grow on the leaves. Co2 helps combat this but I have yet to beat it in a high lighting tank. I have grown this plant attached to many things including the inside of a small clay pot. You can grow it in the substrate, just make sure the Rhizome and many roots are exposed, It will grow more to stabilize itself in the substrate.
 
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One of my favorite plants- they can be easily attached to rocks/decorations and every so often, they flower and produce a seed pod which can, with a little difficulty, be used for prorogation. It's a lot easier to just divide the rhizome when it looks like there are two plants of about equal size (dark green leaves = old, light ones = new growth). I started out with one of them in my 55g and now have four! Good circulation and cleanings/ cleaner fish are necessary to keep the leaves from becoming covered in algae, but the plant looks nice with a little algae on the leaves IMO. Extremely ruffled leaves could mean not enough nutrients/light (it doesn't respond at all to Co2). A great slow-growing beginner or expert plant that provides much cover for fish.
 
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My favorite plant...I've had excellent luck with this plant in low and high light tanks (it was shaded by tall amazon swords and attached to a small piece of driftwood)...
 
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A lovely plant. Looks good in groups, more than stand-alone. I understand it's very hardy -- hoping so, as I have a low-light tank. Expensive, but available at reasonable prices online. My LFS had them at $10.99 each. I got 6 for $15.99 on no ebay links allowed.. GB
 
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I have had 2 of these plants. They make wonderful hiding spots for fish. They also do well if you break down your tank on a regular basis for a thorough cleaning.
 
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Picked three of these up at PetSmart. I believe they were $3.99 each. All of them had GREAT color; however, the roots were wrapped and weighted with lead. When I got them home and unwrapped them- one of the plants barely had roots. I don't know how much a lack of roots will affect that particular plant, but so far all three seem to be doing well. I tied the plants off to a medium sized cichlid stone and placed it near the corner of the tank- out of the direct light.
 
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this plant is really really awesome. it grows well in med-light.. as campcreektexas said, and just watch out for the leafs that get all algified. you should cut those off immediately.
 
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does this feed through the root or the leaves?
 
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Very hardy, tough and easy. I've grown this tied onto wood, floating and emersed but not in substrate. It grows quite fast in high light with ferts. Though mine have never flowered. The only problem with this plant is algae, since this plant is slow growing and the leaves are smooth.
 
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Can be grown in high light but spot algae on the leaves is a problem.
 
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Make sure you have a shady corner of your tank for this plant. Direct light on the leaves is guaranteed hair algae.
 
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My favourite plant ,next to cannabis:D
 
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This plant has done wonderful for me in medium lighting. Growing a new leaf every 2 weeks. Easy to cut and perfect cover for any kinds of fish/shrimp.

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