The Anubias barteri var. nana is an original native of Cameron, where it can be easily found along for his rivers, and the shallowest parts that carry the strongest currents. This plant is a popular and widely used as an aquamarine plants in the United States, as well as Europe and Asia. Regarded as a nearly indestructible plant, it is often thought of as the “growing plastic plant”, that is also known to thrive and grow for several years before it reaches its optimal level. This plant is able to thrive well under low or intense lighting, so it is not very particular about environment elimination. It also does really well with or without CO2 injection, even though fertilization of carbon dioxide is very beneficial to the plant's growth. Many hobbyists use the species to accentuate the mid-ground area of small aquariums where as it is used in the foreground of larger aquariums. Nylon thread is often used to attach the plant to driftwood or rocks in order for to grow.