ADA Anubias barteri nana 'Petite'

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Free of snails and algae aquarium plant from tissue culture delivered in sealed cup.

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Anubias barteri nana 'Petite' is a delightful and highly sought-after aquatic plant known for its compact size and versatile nature. This variant of Anubias barteri nana belongs to the family Araceae and is cherished by aquarists for its ability to add a touch of greenery to various parts of freshwater aquariums. With its manageable growth and unique appearance, Anubias barteri nana 'Petite' is a favorite choice for aquascaping enthusiasts.

Physical Characteristics:

  1. Leaf Structure: Anubias barteri nana 'Petite' features small, heart-shaped leaves that are often around 1 cm long. The leaves are dark green in colour and have a glossy texture.

  2. Growth Form: This plant has a slow growth rate and typically maintains a compact size, making it suitable for both nano tanks and larger aquariums. Its diminutive stature adds a delicate touch to aquascaping layouts.

  3. Root System: Anubias barteri nana 'Petite' possesses a rhizomatous root structure, with thick horizontal stems called rhizomes. These rhizomes can be anchored to hardscape elements or substrate, allowing the plant to attach itself and grow.

Aquarium Requirements:

  1. Lighting: Anubias barteri nana 'Petite' is considered a low to moderate light-demanding plant. It can thrive in varying light conditions, from subdued to moderate lighting.

  2. Substrate: While it can be attached to rocks, driftwood, or substrate, Anubias barteri nana 'Petite' does not require planting in the substrate. Attaching it to hardscape elements allows the rhizomes to establish and grow.

  3. CO2 Injection: This plant does not necessitate CO2 injection. It can flourish in aquariums without supplemental carbon dioxide supplementation.

  4. Water Parameters: Maintain water conditions within a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5 and a water hardness level of soft to moderately hard. The temperature should ideally be between 22 to 28°C.

Propagation: Propagation of Anubias barteri nana 'Petite' is achieved by dividing the rhizomes. When new growth appears, individual portions of the rhizome with leaves can be carefully separated and attached to new hardscape or substrate locations.

Maintenance: Anubias barteri nana 'Petite' requires minimal maintenance due to its slow growth rate. Remove any decaying or damaged leaves as needed. Avoid burying the rhizome in the substrate, as this can lead to rot.

Aquascaping Use: Anubias barteri nana 'Petite' is a versatile plant that can be used in various aquascaping styles. It's often placed on rocks, driftwood, or substrate as focal points or accents. Its small size and unique leaf shape create a charming visual impact in the aquarium.

Challenges: One challenge with Anubias barteri nana 'Petite' is the potential for algae growth on its slow-growing leaves. Regularly cleaning the leaves and ensuring proper water circulation can help prevent algae buildup.

Anubias barteri nana 'Petite' is a delightful addition to freshwater aquariums, providing a touch of greenery without overwhelming the layout. Its small size, manageable growth, and ability to attach to various surfaces make it a valuable asset for aquascapers of all levels. By following care guidelines and incorporating this plant creatively, aquarists can enjoy the elegance and versatility of Anubias barteri nana 'Petite' in their aquatic creations.

How to plant

Plants with great success!

Tissue Cultures are very young plants cultivated and delivered directly from the laboratory. The plants are guaranteed to be free from snails, algae and pesticides and, therefore, are harmless for sensitive shrimp and fish.

Success with your aquarium depends largely on the proper plant choice. In a Tissue Culture cup, you get many plants that can be divided into small portions and cover a larger area. Plants are compact from the start, so you will experience dense and beautiful growth if you give them the right fertiliser and CO2!

  • Carefully take the plant out of the cup and rinse off the growing media.
  • To prevent mildew and algae, rinse with chlorine-free water.
  • Split the plant into portions using your fingers or scissors.
  • Plant portions into the substrate using tweezers or attach to the hardscape in case of rhizomatous. 

Then watch them grow!

Plant Info

Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.

Growth Rate
Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.

Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.

Light Demand
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0.5 W/L.

CO2 Demand
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.