Common Name: Anubias Short & Sharp (GLA Potted Plant)
Anubias Short & Sharp is identified by the family Araceae. It is an undemanding, easy plant and often one of the best suited plants for beginner aquascapes. Like other epiphytes, Anubias can be secured to your hardscape or planted in your soil substrate with it's rhizome exposed; its rhizome will grow thick roots, and will slowly develop new leaves. You can always plant the roots, but you cannot plant the rhizome because it will decay and cause the plant to die. This plant's food reserve is stored in the rhizome. It can be grown either submersed or emersed in both demanding and low maintenace planted aquariums with a variety of aquarium life.
The Anubias genus displays various shades of brilliant green leaves that are generally waxy in appearance, thick and hardy. The darker coloring of Anubias contrasts nicely with other aquascape plants. It looks particularly lovely against plants with a soft texture, like mosses and delicate stem plants. Its thick leaves are robust and can last several years. If older leaves perish, new leaves can sprout from the rhizome. When any leaves turn yellow, you can trim them to make room for new growth. It is best to plan your aquascape with the anubias placed in a shaded area or under low light to prevent the growth of algae. Anubias grow very slowly, and is therefore quite sensitive to algae.
It is a highly resistant plant; undemanding of light, CO2 or advanced nutrient additions, accepting of a wide range of water parameters. It requires only essential maintenance, and can flourish in your aquarium in low-intensity light and good water circulation. Under intense lighting and with CO2 addition, it grows faster and forms larger leaves, but is more prone to algae. Propagation of this plant in the aquarium is done by dividing the rhizome and replanting. If the plant is healthy, it should create side shoots from its rhizome that you can separate and then plant in your tank. The rhizome can be tied down or allowed to float about. It will eventually root and grow into a second plant.
- Family Name: Araceae
- Type: Epiphyte
- pH: 6.5-7.5
- Care: Easy, low maintenance
- Light: Low to medium
- CO2: not required or +/-30ppm will promote faster growth
- Propagation: rhizome division
- Growth rate: slow, faster under higher lighting (may cause algae)
- Growth state: emersed or submerged
How to Plant, Grow and Care for Anubias Short & Sharp in your Planted Aquarium
- Anubias rhizomes can be attached to rock, driftwood or hardscape. Secure with strong thread until it roots securely. It can also be planted in soil substrate with the rhizome exposed (do not bury rhizome or it will decay).
- Abubias may be placed either submersed or emersed in a variety of aquarium conditions: low to medium lighting, CO2 and fertilizer not required but will promote faster and larger growth.
- Anubias grow very slow, and to avoid algae growth, it's best to plant in lower lighting or shadier area of aquascape with good water circulation. Phosphate supplementation aids in algae control.
- Propogation is achieved by cutting the rhizome and replanting, floating or securing the rhizome until new roots and leaves develop.
- Always research first and make cautious modifications to your aquarium to avoid unstable tank conditions that can cause plant melting and decay.
- CO2 injection is highly recommended for your aquascape. CO2 is recommended around +/-30ppm.
- A well researched aquarium fertilizing routine is recommended for your plant(s) to grow healthy, vibrant in color, and be nutrient deficiency and algae free.
- Your aquarium plants will grow best in adequate lighting, medium to high lighting is recommended.
- Even the easiest aquarium plants require adequate and regular maintenance and care to keep your aquarium ecosystem healthy.
- Trim your plants appropriately with sharp scissors to prune and/or propagate and to maintain your desired aquascape.
- Keep your aquarium pH and general hardness (GH) stable and targeted to your aquascape plan. Aquarium pH of 6-8 is recommended for your plants.
- Use nutrient rich soil substrate in your aquarium to give your plants the best start.
Why Shop GLA Greenhouse - Aquatic Plant Nursery
- We take pride in our aquarium plants and we only ship immaculate, happy and healthy plants.
- We are excited to offer you the finest quality plants, an expert crafted selection of unique, beautiful, and rare species to ensure your aquascape is a masterpiece.
- GLA potted plants will give you a healthy start to your planted aquarium; of course you will need to research the appropriate tank conditions, lighting, substrate, CO2 and nutrients etc. for your aquascape to ensure your plants grow and thrive, but that's all part of the enjoyment of the hobby.
GLA's Arrive Alive (DOA) Guarantee for your Aquarium Plants
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Select UPS 2 Day or UPS Next Day Air shipping for DOA coverage. DOA guarantee does not cover plants or tissue cultures shipped with Standard, Ground, Priority, First Class, Parcel or Free shipping methods.
- We have an exceptional practiced and proven plant packaging system and therefore our customers experience minimal to no DOA plants. We guarantee our plants will arrive alive to your door, and if they don't, we will absolutely make it right.
- DOA plant claims can be reported to GLA at our email [email protected] on the day of order delivery. DOA claims must be accompanied by photos as evidence.
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