Anubias Nana Petite

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  • Versatile Aquatic Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Medium Light, Low Light)
  • Aquatic Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 5-8 inches
  • Pet Safe

The  is a versatile and amazing aquatic plant with small arrow-shaped dark-green leaves. It makes a wonderful forefront plant. This plant provides shelter for fish and increases oxygenation in the tank. It’s a beautiful addition to any aquarium in the home or office. The Anubias Nana Petite produces small light yellow flowers that may be difficult to see with the naked eye. It’s very easy to grow and maintain. This plant is a native of tropical South Africa. 

Best Locations For Growing Anubias Nana Petite

This versatile little plant can grow in aquarium gravel, aquarium substrate, attached to rocks, driftwood, or decorations. It thrives when attached to porous rocks or nutrient-rich substrate. This plant prefers a pH range of 6.5 - 7.8, and water temperatures from 72 - 82 degrees Fahrenheit. These plants do well as long as they are not exposed to very low temperatures. This hardy little plant even tolerates acidic conditions. 

Anubias Nana Petite Sunlight Requirements

This aquatic plant prefers low to medium light. Too much light can encourage algae growth, which can be detrimental to the plant’s health.

Anubias Nana Petite Care

This plant is slow growing and its small waxy leaves will not move back and forth in the water too much. This plant grows really well in low light conditions. Too much light may encourage algae growth. Anubias Nana Petite can be grown under the leaves and stems of larger plants.  This plant is easily propagated by dividing the primary plant into two or more new plants. 

Watering Anubias Nana Petite 

As an aquatic plant, the Anubias Nana Petite does not require any additional watering. As long as the plant isn’t showing any signs of obvious deficiency, it should not require any additional fertilizer. It draws nutrients from the water in the aquarium as it returns oxygen to the water. 

Feeding Anubias Nana Petite

This plant is very easy to maintain because it does not require strong fertilization. The Anubias Nana Petite draws most of the nutrients that it needs from fish waste and other aquarium inhabitants.

Anubias Nana Petite Information

Light Exposure: Medium Light, Low Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: require water temperature to be between 72-82°F
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 5-8 inches
Mature Spread: 1-2 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Shade/Description: White
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Temperature: 68° - 82°F (20° - 28°C)
Humidity: Above Average to High (60% - 100%)
Common Name: Anubias Nana Petite
Other Name(s): Anubias Barteri 'Petite'
Scientific Name: Anúbias bárteri var. nána (Engler) Crusio
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.