Anubias gracilis

 

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West Africa is the home of many Anubias, including this one.

The 5-10 cm big triangular leaves with long leaf stems make Anubias gracilis one of the most elegant.
It is hardy and sturdy – a good starter plant. The plant can grow on stones and roots or be planted into the bottom layer. If planted into the bottom layer, make sure not to cover the rhizome from which leaves and roots grow, or else the plant will rot and die.

Anubias gracilis can grow over the surface of the aquarium, but please note that the plant grows to be significantly bigger over water. 

 

Plant info

Type: Rhizomatous
Origin:Africa
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.