AQUA ART Anubias barteri var. Glabra LIMITED EDITION

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Anubias barteri var. Glabra is a robust and versatile aquarium plant, characterized by its smooth, elongated green leaves. Easy to care for and adaptable to various water conditions, it provides a lush, natural look to any aquascape.

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Anubias barteri var. Glabra, commonly known as Anubias Glabra, is a captivating and popular aquatic plant prized for its lush green foliage and versatility in aquariums. Belonging to the Araceae family, this species is valued by aquarists for its hardiness, low maintenance requirements, and ability to thrive in a range of tank conditions. Anubias Glabra adds a touch of elegance and natural beauty to freshwater aquariums.

Physical Characteristics:

  1. Leaf Structure: The leaves of Anubias barteri var. Glabra are broad, lance-shaped, and exhibit a glossy dark green coloration. The leaves are typically thick and leathery, making them resistant to damage from herbivorous fish.

  2. Growth Form: This plant has a slow growth rate and a compact growth habit. It develops sturdy rhizomes from which the leaves emerge, creating a bushy and robust appearance. Anubias Glabra is often used as a midground or background plant in aquascaping layouts.

  3. Rhizome Structure: The rhizome of Anubias Glabra is thick and horizontal, anchoring the plant to driftwood, rocks, or substrate. Avoid burying the rhizome in the substrate, as this can lead to rotting.

Aquarium Requirements:

  1. Lighting: Anubias barteri var. Glabra prefers moderate to low lighting conditions. It can thrive under subdued lighting, making it suitable for setups with minimal light intensity or shaded areas of the aquarium.

  2. Substrate: Anubias Glabra is an epiphytic plant, meaning it grows attached to surfaces rather than rooted in the substrate. It can be attached to driftwood or rocks using fishing line or specialised plant glue. If planted in the substrate, ensure the rhizome is above the substrate to prevent rot.

  3. CO2 and Fertilization: While not highly demanding, Anubias Glabra benefits from a nutrient-rich environment. Supplemental fertilisation can be provided through liquid fertilizers. CO2 injection is not necessary but can promote slightly faster growth

  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: Anubias barteri var. Glabra can be propagated by dividing the rhizome. Carefully cut the rhizome into sections, ensuring each section has healthy leaves and roots attached. Attach the divided sections to new surfaces or substrates using the methods mentioned earlier.

Maintenance: Regular maintenance of Anubias Glabra primarily involves removing debris and algae from the leaves. Pruning dead or yellowing leaves helps maintain the plant's aesthetics and encourages new growth.

Aquascaping Use: Anubias barteri var. Glabra is a versatile plant suitable for various aquascaping styles. It is often used in natural and hardscape-focused layouts, adding a touch of greenery and texture to driftwood or rock formations. Its robust nature makes it compatible with a wide range of tank inhabitants.

Challenges: Anubias Glabra is generally resilient and pest-resistant. However, it can be susceptible to algae growth on its leaves if lighting and nutrient levels are excessive. Maintaining balanced tank conditions and regular maintenance help prevent algae issues.

Anubias barteri var. Glabra is a resilient and visually appealing aquarium plant suitable for aquarists of all experience levels. Its lush green foliage, slow growth, and adaptability make it a valuable addition to freshwater aquariums, contributing to a natural and harmonious underwater environment. With proper care and placement, Anubias Glabra can thrive and enhance the beauty of any aquascape.


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 are getting 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 6-8 portions using your fingers or scissors (for small foreground plants).
  • Plant portions into the substrate using tweezers.
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.