Anubias Nana Petite
Anubias Nana Petite is one of the most sought-after Anubias. Like any other Anubias, its an extremely easy plant to grow and can survive a wide range of water parameters. They can grow in both aquariums and terrariums either submerged or emersed.
Anubias Nana Petite is a flowering plant that grows best when the rhizome is attached to a hard surface such as wood or stones. They have low to medium light requirements and can benefit from regular fertilisation. CO2 is not necessary but can promote faster growth and more robust leaves. Since it’s a slow grower, the leaves are susceptible to algae growth if placed under high lighting.
Propagation is easy and straightforward; simply cut or pull apart rhizomes to be replanted.
- Anubias are strong plants that can thrive in a variety of environments.
- These epiphytes can be planted above the substrate or attached to hardscape.
- Burying the rhizome, will cause the plant to melt and die.
- Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
- CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will yield better growth.
Origin: West Africa
Co2: Not necessary
Propagation: Separate by rhizome
Growth rate: Slow to moderate
Occasionally, one can find creamy white flowers on the stem, especially when it is planted in a paludarium setup. When multiple Anubias ‘petite’ are kept together, they create a beautiful display of color that can intensify the aesthetic of the tank manifold.
Hard/soft plant: It is a hardy and easy to care plant with fewer demands.
Ideal water temperature: Temperature should remain anywhere between 20 to 28 degrees Celsius for the best growth and development of the plant.
Lightening condition: Low to moderate light conditions and the nutrient-rich water are ideal for Anubias ‘petite’ survival. When the tank is supplemented with additional carbon dioxide, the plant accelerates growth. Although not necessary, the plant flourishes when this variety of Anubias is provided with increased CO2.
Ideal pH: 5.5 to 8 is the most suitable pH range for Anubias nana ‘petite.’
Propagation: Anubias ‘petite’ reproduces through the rhizome. If one is planting it in the substrate along with a rhizome, the chances of getting rot increase. Therefore, the best way to propagate the plant is by attaching it to the driftwood, rocks, or any other décor item in the tank. Another way is to plant the Anubias nana ‘petite’ plant on the top of the substrate without burying the roots.
Do you know?It is perfect for covering the bottom with green color and providing a habitat for bottom-dwelling fish like catfish and loaches. Since the plants stay at the bottom, fish get plenty of free swimming space higher up in the water.
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Wood / Rock
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