Western Africa is home to several species of Anubias, including this one.
The triangular leaves of 5-10 cm on long leaf-stems make Anubias gracilis one of the most elegant. It is hardy and tolerant, a very good beginner’s plant. The plant can grow on rock or wood or planted on the bottom. If planted in the bottom, the rhizome, from which leaves and roots appear, must not be covered. If it is, the whole plant will rot and die.
Anubias gracilis can be allowed to grow out of the water, but will attain a significant size this way.
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 - 20+
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.