Anubias barteri var. glabra from West Africa is a beautiful plant with long, narrow leaves.
10-20 cm tall with a rhizome, from which the leaves develop, that grows 10-15 cm or larger. Very easy to grow since it thrives in almost any conditions, although high light intensity should be avoided. Place it instead in shady positions under larger plants. If planted in the bottom, do not cover the rhizome, it tends to rot. It is not eaten by herbivorous fish.
Anubias barteri var. glabra used to be sold as Anubias afzelii, but the latter is actually a much larger species.
Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.
Growth rate: Slow
Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
Height: 10 - 15+
Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.
Light demand: Low
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
CO2 : Low
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.