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Anubias Barteri Wrinkle Leaf

Anubias Nana Fatty Thick Leaf is identified by the family Araceae. It is an undemanding, easy plant and often one of the best suited plants for beginner aquascapes.

The Anubias displays various shades of green leaves that are typically waxy in appearance, hardy and thick. The darker coloring of Anubias contrasts nicely with other aquascape plants. It looks especially nice against plants with a soft texture, like mosses and delicate stem plants. Its thick leaves are robust and can last several years. If older leaves perish, new leaves can sprout from the rhizome. When any leaves turn yellow, you can trim them to make room for new growth. It is best to plan your aquascape with the anubias placed in a shaded area or under low light to prevent the growth of algae. Anubias grow very slowly, and is therefore quite sensitive to algae.

It is a highly resistant plant; undemanding of light, CO2 or advanced nutrient additions, accepting of a wide range of water parameters. It requires only essential maintenance, and can flourish in your aquarium in low-intensity light and good water circulation. Under intense lighting and with CO2 addition, it grows faster and forms larger leaves, but is more prone to algae. Propagation of this plant in the aquarium is done by dividing the rhizome and replanting. If the plant is healthy, it should create side shoots from its rhizome that you can separate and then plant in your tank. The rhizome can be tied down or allowed to float about. It will eventually root and grow into a second plant.