- Common Name: Anubias Nana 'Petite'
- 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: Foreground
- Available As: Bareroot, potted, growing on lava rock
Love this little plant will be buying more
Its a young bunch of the petite, small, and not as leafy, long roots covered in hair algae.
I purchased one of these in 2006. I have changed aquariums four times, killed nearly all my plants multiple times, let my tanks get overrun by algae and started again. I changed aquariums this weekend, and after searching through over a pound of plants, I found it. I have a solid lighting system, but otherwise I don't do anything special. I like a tank that basically takes care of itself. I love this little plant and it's apparent invulnerability.
Ordered these about 8 months ago and they have tripled in size. Arrived in very good condition but they were a bit smaller portion than I thought i would get but still very pleased.
Purchased two of these a month ago. They are a beautiful plant and have grown about two new leave on each plant (slow grower). Wish I had bought 6 more!
This nana the second time was very very healthy and pretty good sized, no pot as I thought I was getting, but I got 5 small bunches which is better.
I bought these for a low tech 10 gallon with LED lights and no CO2. I fixed the plants with rubberbands on lavarocks (which I bought from home depot barbecue section). After three months they doubled in size and are now well anchored in the lava rock, which allows me to easily move them around with the rock. The look beautfiul in dark green and are very dense. I already cut the stem and am growing new plants. These grow well under average light conditions and without CO2.
I ordered 3 of these and only received 2. I was billed for 3. Never got a reply to the email I sent aqueriumplant.com the day I received the plants. Otherwise, those are nice looking anubias. Many leaves dying but some new growth after 1 month under 2 watt/gallons.
True to their name, these guys are small and very compact. While I've only been in the hobby since January 2010, and while there have been some plants that I have not been able to keep alive, it has been great to watch these plants grow and grow! I struggled to figure out where to put them at first, since all my other plants tower over them, I found putting them in pieces of (freshwater aquarium safe) rock. They rooted quickly to the rock and seem to flourish in it! Although, I can't seem to keep algae from growing on the leaves... Great plant can't go wrong with this one!
When you're ordering perishable aquatic plants, their ability to survive in an air-tight, dark, often too hot or too cold packaging and without a lot of nutrients for at least 2-3 days is of utmost importance. This plant came to me in nearly top condition on the 4th day, unlike the Pelia (fully dead) that I had also ordered. That alone should give you a good idea of how hardy this plant is.
It is a small, short plant that grows very slowly. I've had mine for about two months now and I'd say it's grown by only about 5-10%. No CO2, no fertilizer, low-medium light. If you have carpeting in mind, you'll need to order this in numbers.
My sample is about half an inch tall, with another 1/2 inch going into the short root system. Ecliptic shape with an avg. diameter of 1 inch. It's dark green in color, suggestive of a lot of chlorophyll and efficient photosynthesis. Leaves are small but very hardy. Most forms of algea cannot accumulate on them and most species of fish won't eat them.
i purchased two of these babies for my planted 55, and love them. i have 2x54watts going now, with CO2, and am fertilizing.. these plants have shown amazing growth in the 3 months that i've had them in these conditions. even though they only require low light, they are beautiful in med to high light environments as well, mine have really filled in and become one of my favorites. expensive... but worth it.
this nana actually grows faster than the larger nana and is only about 1 inch tall. the plant i received was what i would call overgrown in the pot so i was able to separate into a line of nana about 3 to 4 inches long in front of a large rock for foreground and it is beautiful since it is shorter it is not getting algae on its leaves as the taller nana is prone to and has been a terrific addition to my tank