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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 Known 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 Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

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

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Shipping

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


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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

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