It is not surprising that many species grow slowly in the aquarium. Leathery leaves, departing from the creeping rhizome, remain green for several years. Propagated by dividing the rhizome, which is broken into pieces with 3-5 leaves. Leafless areas of rhizomes are allowed to float until the formation of roots and leaf germination. Young plants are not recommended soils with an excess of organic matter, because at the same time the root system develops poorly. Temperature 23-28°C, pH 6-7. The light is diffused. Anubias don’t like frequent transplants.
As a result of crusio’s revision, conducted in 1979, it was established that the genus unites 8 species; in addition to those listed below, anubias gigantea, anubias gilletti, anubias slender (anubias gracilis), anubias spear-leaved (Anubias gastifolia), anubias raznolistny (anubias getero-phylla), anubias Pinerta (anubias rupaegtii).
Afzeli anubias (Anubias afzelii Schott)
South-West Africa. In the aquarium, the leaves are not higher than 20 cm. the Leaf blades are oval-lanceolate, leathery, dark green. The base of the leaf is narrowed, the apex is blunted. The petioles shorter than the leaves.
Anubias Barteri (anubias barteri Schott)
Equatorial Africa. The species has 5 varieties, previously considered independent species:
Anubias barteri var. barteri
the leaf blade is heart-shaped cut at the base, the apex is pointed. Leaf length up to 30 cm. Anubias barteri var. angustifolia (SYN: Anubias lanceolata f. angustifolia) – narrow lanceolate leaves on a long petiole. Anubias barteri var. glabra (SYN.: Anubias lanceolata) — list shirokolantsetovidnye, length 15 and width is 5 cm long Petioles.
Anubias barteri var. nana (SYN.: Anubias nana)
the leaf is almost round, up to 10-15 cm long. Anubias barteri var. caladiifolia is a large plant with heart-shaped leaves up to 45 cm long and 8 cm wide.