- Easy Care Aquatic Plant
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Aquatic Watering Needs
- Mature Height 6-8 Inches
- Pet Safe
A native to streams and rivers of west Africa, the Anubias minima is easy to grow, making it an excellent selection for newcomers to aquatic growing. It has a compact growth habit, with slender medium-green to dark-green leaves. The size and slow growth habit of this Anubias makes it a better choice for smaller or more crowded tank environments than larger species. This plant is less frequently known as Anubias bartera var. glabra, Anubias “Kruising,” or dwarf anubias.
Best Locations For Growing Anubias Minima
The Anubias minima grows well submerged or immersed in aquariums or terrariums. When combined in an aquascape with other plants, consider situating it in the mid-canopy. Secure it in place by burying roots or fastening the roots to a surface where roots can eventually grow.
Anubias Minima Sunlight Requirements
Anubias minima prefers low to medium light, but can tolerate more intense light than other species of Anubias. Still, excessive light levels promote algae growth on the leaf surface and inhibit photosynthesis.
Anubias Minima Care
Plant the Anubias minima either by simply adding it to the tank and allowing it to anchor where it settles, burying the roots in aquarium substrate or tying it to a piece of driftwood or other surface. Take care to avoid burying the rhizomes, or horizontal spreading stems that this plant produces. This plant can also be divided by pulling apart the rhizomes.
Watering Anubias MInima
The aquatic Anubias minima performs best when the water pH is kept between 5 and 8 and temperature is maintained around 75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Feeding Anubias Minima
Anubias minima kept in a tank with fish will often glean sufficient nutrients from fish food and waste. However, in aquascapes without fish or with many other plants, using a fertilizer intended for aquariums encourages plant vigor.
Anubias Minima Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
|Care Requirements: Easy
|Watering Requirements: refer clean, filtered water with low organic waste levels
|Pet Friendly: Yes
|Kid Friendly: Yes
|Air Purifier: Moderate
|Growth Rate: Slow
|Mature Height: 6-8 inches
|Mature Spread: 4 inches
|Flower Color(s): None
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Deep Green
|Temperature: 70° - 75°F (21° - 24°C)
|Humidity: Above Average (60% - 80%)
|Common Name: Anubias Minima
|Other Name(s): Anubias Minima
|Scientific Name: Anubias Minima
|Plant Type: House Plant
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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