Anubias nana plant, also commonly called Anubius Round Leaf or nana is a hearty plant. This plant should be placed somewhere it can attach itself. The main root called the rhizome should not be covered as it tends to rot. It is shown here placed loosely inside a tank decoration where it can attach itself freely.
Nana, Anubius Round Leaf, Anubias Barteri
Emerged, foreground, mid-ground
Very easy, hardy, can even survive out of water, vulnerable to beard algae
Very slow, grown from a rhizome and does well if tied to rocks or driftwood or placed on gravel. It likes water floating around its rhizome. (A rhizome is a horizontal stem of a plant that is usually found underground, often sending out roots and shoots from its nodes.) Rhizome root should not be covered, as it has a tendency to rot.
Height: 2 - 6 inches (5 - 15 cm) Width: 16 inches (40 cm)
Very low to medium
73° - 83° F (23° - 28° C)
Very soft to hard
Tropical West Africa
Flowers frequently underwater. It is not eaten by herbivorous fish.