I have two specimens of this hardy plant in a 10 gallon, one of which dominates the tank with a diameter of approximately one foot all around. It has grown to this size without fertilization of any kind and under very poor lighting conditions. As a beginner aquarist I reccommend this plant to anyone who wants some plant life in their aquarium. It is by far the hardiest plant you can get and is beautiful with its thick, robust leaves. It can be encouraged to grow on rocks and driftwood easily and will provide cover for your fish. Dim lighting is the best for this plant as it is slow growing and bright lighting will promote algae growth on its leaves. If you are looking for a beautiful hardy plant to keep in a low-cost aquarium with fish that prefer dim lighting, Anubias sp. are the best choice.
I just love this plant for the following reasons: It's damn near impodsible ro kill it. bettas love sleeping on it. looks like a tree if tied to a nice piece of driftwood. Slow grower (except in my case.... i get a few leafs a month) it can grow in any light*****
this plant gets big. I've seen one plant take over a 60 gallon in a few years, grows up to 24". flowers under water and flourishes in med-low light with no ferts at all and zero maintence. Currently have this in my goldfish tank and its great there also. one of the baby plants is in a beta nano tank and it likes that too. you can hack a piece of rhizome with a couple roots off and it will grow into a new plant.
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