Anubias barteri var. 'nana' is a smaller specie and the most popular of all Anubias varieties. It is a short, hairy variety, which is very tolerant of almost any situation. It effortlessly attaches to driftwood or rocks and the rhizome creeps alongside any structure. There are numerous forms of A. nana being sold in the market all with slightly unique traits. This plant may be utilized in terrariums and Cichlid tanks.
The plant itself consists of a creeping rhizom from which leaves grow that could ultimately last years. Anubias barteri var. nana isn't always finicky regarding light intensity and even grows underneath very low light (0.25 watt per litre and below) as well as beneath sturdy light (1 watt per litre and over).
It grows even in the absence of CO2, but, a carbon dioxide fertilisation can be beneficial to its growth, in addition to fertilisation thru the substrate or a nutrient-rich substrate as well as the elimination of old leaves.
high levels of phosphate (1.5-2 mg/l) appear to induce flowering independently within the tank.
High phosphate degrees in combination with a very good iron and micronutrient supply reduce issues with spot algae below sturdy light. Any other manner to control these algae is to place the plant in a shadier part of the aquarium.
This species is very well acceptable for the accentuation of the middleground in nano tanks and small aquaria. In large aquaria it is better placed placed within the foreground. Whilst planting, please keep in mind to avoid covering the rhizome with gravel to save it from rotting. Anubias barteri var. nana might also develop on driftwood or rocks, to which it may be connected with a nylon thread.