Anubias barteri nana 'Petite Snow Flake' is a captivating variant of the popular Anubias barteri nana species. Renowned for its unique leaf pattern and compact size, this aquatic plant adds a touch of elegance and intrigue to freshwater aquariums. With its manageable growth and eye-catching appearance, Anubias barteri nana 'Petite Snow Flake' is a sought-after choice among aquascaping enthusiasts.
Leaf Structure: Anubias barteri nana 'Petite Snow Flake' showcases small, heart-shaped leaves adorned with intricate white variegation. The variegation resembles delicate snowflakes on the dark green background of the leaves.
Growth Form: This plant maintains a slow growth rate and compact size, making it suitable for both nano tanks and larger aquariums. Its diminutive stature and unique leaf pattern contribute to its visual appeal.
Root System: Anubias barteri nana 'Petite Snow Flake' 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.
Lighting: Anubias barteri nana 'Petite Snow Flake' is considered a moderate to high light-demanding plant to maintain its light colour., but it can thrive in varying light conditions.
Substrate: While it can be attached to rocks, driftwood, or substrate, Anubias barteri nana 'Petite Snow Flake' does not require planting in the substrate. Attaching it to hardscape elements allows the rhizomes to establish and grow.
CO2 Injection: This plant does not necessitate CO2 injection. It can flourish in aquariums without supplemental carbon dioxide supplementation, however Strong light and CO2 tends to promote white leaf colour.
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 Snow Flake' 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 Snow Flake' requires minimal maintenance due to its slow growth rate. Remove any decaying or damaged leaves as needed. Regular cleaning of the leaves can help prevent algae build-up.
Aquascaping Use: Anubias barteri nana 'Petite Snow Flake' is prized for its striking leaf variegation, making it an excellent choice for accentuating aquascaping layouts. Placed on rocks, driftwood, or substrate, it adds a touch of uniqueness and visual interest to the aquarium.
Challenges: The primary challenge with Anubias barteri nana 'Petite Snow Flake' is its potential vulnerability to algae growth due to its slow growth rate. Ensuring proper water circulation and maintaining good aquarium hygiene can help prevent algae accumulation on its leaves.
Anubias barteri nana 'Petite Snow Flake' is a remarkable and sought-after addition to freshwater aquariums, offering a distinctive leaf pattern that captures attention. Its small size, manageable growth, and remarkable variegation make it a valuable asset for aquascapers of all levels. By adhering to care guidelines and incorporating this plant creatively, aquarists can enjoy the enchanting beauty and unique charm of Anubias barteri nana 'Petite Snow Flake' in their aquatic creations.
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!
Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.
Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0.5 W/L.
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.