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Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite'

Bonsai Anubias

Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite'

Bonsai Anubias

  • Small-leaved epiphyte
  • Very popular for aquascaping
  • Robust, hard leaves
  • Suitable for nano tanks
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Description

This dwarf Anubias is available in trade under two variant names: Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' and 'Bonsai'. "Petite-Nana" has considerably smaller leaves than standard A. barteri var. nana, however, it is as robust and easy to care for. It grows under very low light (0.25 watts per litre and less) as well as under strong lights (1 watts per litre and more). It doesn't need the addition of CO2, however, it can be beneficial for growth nonetheless. This dwarf Anubias is popular in aquascaping, as it is one of the most beautiful epiphytic plants for decorating the hardscape (driftwood, rocks). It can also be planted into the substrate (do not cover the rhizome!).

The smallest Anubias variety in the trade can be found under two names: Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' and 'Bonsai'. Its origins are very much in the dark: according to information given by Dennerle around the year 1997, the plant originates from Cameroun, according to the Tropica plant catalogue, this variety is based on a mutation that occured in the plant nursery "Oriental Aquaria" in Singapore (Kasselmann 2010). Whereas it is almost identical to Anubias barteri var. nana, its small size and slower growth is often given as a reason for higher prices.

Contrary to the opinion of some dealers the leaf blade of 'Petite' respectively 'Bonsai' may grow larger than 1 cm. However, it stays smaller than its ancestral form, Anubias barteri var. nana, anyway. Like the latter, 'Petite' is very hardy and has been called "growing plastic plant". (read more)

Complete botanical name Anúbias bárteri var. nána (Engler) Crusio
Family Araceae
Genus Anubias
Difficulty very easy
Colour light green, medium green, dark green
Texture kleinblättrig
Usage Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Cichlid proof plant, Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group
Height 3 - 6cm
Width 5 - 20cm
Growth slow
pH value 5 - 8
Temperature tolerance 12 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness 0 - 21°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Complete botanical name
Anúbias bárteri var. nána (Engler) Crusio
Family
Araceae
Genus
Anubias
Difficulty
very easy
Colour
light green, medium green, dark green
Texture
kleinblättrig
Usage
Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Cichlid proof plant, Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group
Height
3 - 6cm
Width
5 - 20cm
Growth
slow
pH value
5 - 8
Temperature tolerance
12 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness
0 - 21°dKH
General hardness
0 - 30°dGH
Propagation
Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

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ANTONIO C.
excellent attention
6th November 2015
Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' - pot
Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' - pot

The store has an excellent customer support, and very fast. They will facilitate any inquiries.

Thank you! The plants arrived in perfect condition, healthy and strong

ANTONIO C.
excellent attention
6th November 2015
Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' - pot
Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' - pot

The store has an excellent customer support, and very fast. They will facilitate any inquiries.

Thank you! The plants arrived in perfect condition, healthy and strong

Nicolas M.
Wunderschöne Qualität!
23rd October 2014
Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' - pot
Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' - pot

Werde ich für ein nächstes Becken garantiert wieder anschaffen. Eine unerwartet große Menge schöner, kleiner Pflänzchen mit gesunden, großen Rhizomen und winzigen Blättchen. (read more)

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