Anubias Spear Leaf
Common Name: Anubias Spear Leaf
Similar to other Anubias, Anubias Spear Leaf is an extremely easy plant to grow and can survive a wide range of water parameters. They can grow both submerged or emersed making them good choice for aquariums, paludariums, and terrariums.
Anubias Spear Leaf is a flowering plant that grows best when the rhizome is attached to a hard surface such as wood or stones. If they are being planted into substrate, only have the roots in the substrate. Burying the rhizome may lead to the plant melting. They have low to medium light requirements and can benefit from regular fertilization. CO2 is not necessary but can promote faster growth and more robust leaves. Since it's a slow grower, the leaves are susceptible to algae growth if placed under high lighting.
Propagation is simple: rhizomes can be split by cutting
- Anubias are strong plants that can thrive in a variety of environments.
- These epiphytes can be planted above the substrate or attached to hardscape.
- Burying the rhizome, will cause the plant to melt and die.
- Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
- Please be sure to remove this plant from its pot. For instructions on how to properly prep aquarium plants, click here.
- CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will yield better growth.
- Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.
Family Name: Araceae
Origin: West Africa
Co2: Not necessary
Propagation: Separate by rhizome
Growth rate: Slow to moderate