Anubias Coffefolia (potted)
Distribution: tropical west Africa
Plant type: rhizome
Description & growth: Excellent growth in variety of aquarium or terrarium conditions, easy and ideal for beginners. Slender, compact leaves. Produces flowers. Adaptable to range of water hardness and pH conditions. Fertilization and iron supplement encourage optimal growth; otherwise slow growing and undemanding midground plant. Native to the tropical regions of West Africa, Anubias barteri 'coffeefolia' is primarily found in rivers, streams and marshes. Attractive, dark green, and heavily ridged / grooved leaves. Produces flowers. Young foliage is light in color, reddish brown leaves. Leaves darkens with age to dark, vibrant green. A somewhat rare Anubias species to obtain. Adaptable to range of water hardness and pH conditions, low to medium light requirements. Fertilization and iron supplement encourage optimal growth; otherwise slow growing and undemanding midground plant. Best to plant in shade or low light to restrict algae growth on leaves.Best to plant in shade or low light to restrict algae growth on leaves. Not recommended to cover rhizome when planted to avoid rot. Easily fasten to driftwood or rock with fishing line or thread. Not eaten by herbivorous fish.
Pruning & propogation: To propagate, cut the rhizome into two or more pieces, ensure leaves on all segments.
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