Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' ('Bonsai')

Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' ('Bonsai')
Plant Type:
Rhizome or creeping stem epiphyte or epilith; Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Cichlid proof plant, Midground, Nano tanks
Height: 3 - 6 cm; Width: 5 - 20 cm
Carbon Dioxide (CO2):
5-40 mg/l
12-30 °C / 22-26 °C (optimal)

The Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' is the smallest variety of its' species that exist in the trade. Originating from Cameron, is almost identical to the Anubias barteri var. nana, plant, but it is smaller in size ad grows at a slower pace. The leaf blade of the plant has the ability to grow longer than 1 cintimeter in legth, contratry to popular belief, but it remains smaller that its' ancestors. As a very hardy plant, the Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' has a plastic-like appearance, with ovart leaves that are medium green in color. A strong characteristic of this plant is that the leave grow downward. Mainly used as a mid-ground accentuate, this plant is normally placed between two rocks, or attached to a rock or piece of driftwood with nylon thread.