Anubias barteri var. 'barteri' is very easy to grow aquarium plant because of its undemanding characteristics. Like Anubias nana and Anubias barteri var. 'broad leaf', Anubias barteri var 'barteri' is one of the best aquarium plants for beginners. Anubias barteri can be used in terrariums or Cichlid tanks. Anubias barteri's ability to tolerate a wide range of aquatic environments makes it suitable for all aquarium settings.
- Common Name: Anubias barteri
- Family Name: Araceae
- Native To: Africa
- Lighting: Low-Medium
- pH: 6-8
- Growth Demands: Easy
- Growth Form: Spreading Rhizome
- Growth Rate: Slow
- True Aquatic: Yes
- Placement In Tank: Mid-Background
- Available As: Potted 3" - 5"
I couldn't be happier. It came packaged very well, kept moist and in perfect condition. I was able to split it and after couple weeks it already got new leaves. I'll be ordering more from this company!
I've purchased eight of these plants several months ago. At first I had too much light in my tanks and the plants became overgrown
with algae and did not do well. I trimmed off the leaves and then let them grow back
under lower light with DIY CO2 injection.
Since that time the plants have really flourished. The largest has more than 20 leaves which are about 3 inches in length, and grows a new leaf every week or so.
I keep them potted so that I can remove them from my planted aquaria once or twice a week to soak their roots in a combination of tap water and Flourish liquid fertilizer.
This has really promoted rapid growth without the algae problem that they had before. Aquarium Plants continues to have excellent quality plants that are often difficult to find elsewhere.