Anubias "Nana Bonsai"
• Difficulty: Easy
• Origin: Africa
• Lighting: Low
• Temperature: 22º - 28º
• Growth: Slow
• PH: 5.5 - 8.5
• Hardness: 6º - 12º
• Co2: Optional
Characteristics of Anubias "Nana Bonsai"
It does not need the addition of CO2, although this can be beneficial for its growth. This type of Anubias is widely used in Aquascaping, as it is one of the most beautiful epiphytic plants to decorate the Hardscape (wood and rocks). It can also be planted in the substrate area but without covering the rhizome with soil.
This is the smallest variety of Anubias and its origins are still not entirely clear, according to some sources the plant comes from Cameroon, this variety is also said to be based on a mutation that occurred in the nursery. It is similar to Anubias barteri var. Nana, but much smaller in size and its slower growth, that is why its price is often a little higher than the other species of Anubias.
It can be distinguished from a common variety of A. barteri. lullaby for its rather ascending rhizome and the more compact and compressed general growth; Oval, light to medium green leaves, which can remain on the plant for several years, characteristically bend downward.
It grows without the addition of CO2, however, fertilization with carbon dioxide is quite beneficial for its growth, as well as a nutritious or nutrient-rich substrate.
For propagation, simply cut the rhizome into two or more pieces (depending on the size of the plant).
This plant is well suited to accentuate the middle of a nano aquarium or small aquascaping aquarium. Like any other species of Anubias, it can be planted in the substrate making sure not to cover the rhizome with soil to prevent it from rotting. Anubias Bonsai adheres with its roots to rocks or wood to which it can be attached with a nylon thread at first with a little cyanoacrylate glue, or simply get caught between cracks in wood and rocks.