I love this plant. but like the description says...VERY SLOW GROWER. You'll be lucky if you get 1 leaf a week. It stays alive really well so more then likely you'll end up doing something really bad to kill it before you ever get a chance to see it's beauty when grown really well. I've see this tied to a small piece of drift wood with the roots hanging down. Let me tell you it's a beautiful sight. the owner said it took me years to get it like that though.
This is an adorable little plant that did great in my 2.5g betta tank (2 9W 6500K bulbs). I left it floating and it was growing new leaves fairly quickly. Eventually, my betta was having bouts of fin rot so I decided to relocated the plant to a 30g and attached it to a big lava rock while he was recovering. In the new setup, the plant was getting covered in hair algae and now has all this staghorn algae attached to it.
Hopeful with the addition of a Siamese Algae Eater and some Japonica shrimp this or next week, the algae problems with be taken care of.
One of my first plants was anubias barteri var nana. I liked that plant so much that I purchased the 'petite' version. Both are really great plants, are great for anyone from beginners to the advanced, and are great for small tanks. In the US, the petites are more expensive because of their slow growth rate and high demand. However, this little plant is worth the price!
Very awesome plant. Bought one from petsmart attached to a lava rock when they were on sale. Split into 4 different plants and they are all attached to driftwood. Took them a long time to form new roots but now are growing a new leaf maybe once per 2 weeks. Good growth in an extremely low-tech tank with no ferts/c02! Wish I would have bought another!
Excellent, hardy plant. I was lucky enough to find one in a local lfs for $5! I accidentally broke the rhizome in half while trying to attach to my driftwood (tried to tie it down without taking the driftwood out like an idiot). I ended up getting both pieces tied down. The plant lost a few leaves at first, but now both halves are doing well and have almost reached the size of the original plant. Tough plant and great looking! I highly recommend to all hobbyists, beginners or advanced.
I just planted two rhizomes last night and buried the rhizome in Flourite Black Sand. When I found out that you're not supposed to bury the rhizome completely, I pulled mine up and barricaded them down with 3 medium sized stones. But just over the night of being buried I noticed 2 brand new white thick roots about half a cm long. I take that as a good sign - they must take more nutrients from the substrate, but the pet store I bought them from had the rhizome buried in thick gravel and had them suspended like that for at least 2 months.
We have this in our 3 betta tanks, one tank has a little pagoda with a petite growing through an upper window, it attached over a month or so and the scale is perfect! Great where any scaled down effect is wanted, it's a very slow grower but seems to be quite hardy; we've been growing these for about 2 years now in lower light spots in a number of tanks.
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