Anubias barteri ‘Coffeefolia’
Anubias barteri var. coffeefolia is a very beautiful, low cultivar of Anubias barteri. 15-25 cm tall and a creeping rhizome from 10-15 cm or more.
It is characteristic that the leaves arch considerably between the leaf ribs, and the new leaves are red-brown. The colour combination and leaf shape make it an attractive variety in both large and small aquariums. It flowers frequently under water but does not produce seeds there.
Anubias species seem to grow so slowly that they do not realize that they have been submerged. It is not eaten by herbivorous fish.
Anubias barteri var.nana ‘Petite’
Anubias barteri var. nana is a small, attractive plant that thrives in all conditions.
It originates from Cameroon and will reach 5-10 cm height. The rhizome will be 10-15 cm or more. It grows slowly, and the leaves survive for several years, giving slow-growing algae the chance to become established. The best result is achieved by planting on a stone or tree root. Fishing line can be used to attach the plant until it gains a hold. If planted on the bottom the rhizome must not be covered because it tends to rot.
It flowers frequently under water and will thrive in shady places, where other plants will not. It is not eaten by herbivorous fish.