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Advise on Planting Anubias Nana

I just received a bunch of Anubias Nana Petite plants.

Each rhizome has a LOT of leaves. Can I just break the rhizome in half and put both halves in the substrate?

any advice would be great! :-)

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Do not bury the rhizomes. You need to attach them to wood or rock.
If you bury the rhizome you may just kill it..
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Don't plant the rhizomes in the substrate, or they will rot and die. Anubias do well tied to rocks or wood. You can cut the rhizomes in half. Just use something sharp, like a razor blade, knife, or scissors.

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Oh, I see people having them in the substrate though... hmmm

I'll use some small rocks to tie them to then.. unless others have something else to say?

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Well, if those people completely buried the rhizomes, they will likely soon have dead anubias, unfortunately

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I plant some of my anubias with ONLY the root system in the round. The Rhizome stays exposed.
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I plant some of my anubias with ONLY the root system in the round. The Rhizome stays exposed.
Yep, this can work fine as well

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If the rhizome is long enough (3 or 4 inches) you can also cut it in half. The half with the newer growth will do better at first but the other one will sprout soon enough. These are so easy to grow. I throw them in my wifes tanks which have only one light strip over them.
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