Anubias hastifolia Tissue Culture
Anubias hastifolia is a remarkably large species that is known for its large, arrowhead-shaped leaves!
Anubias hastifolia is a species that is among the largest in its genus. Its long stems and arrowhead-shaped leaves are very distinctive and make this species an excellent choice for the background of the aquarium. Like virtually all Anubias plants, it is extremely hardy, undemanding, and can thrive in a variety of water parameters. It is slow-growing and can thrive in a low-light, low-tech setup. It can flourish when kept either emersed or submerged, so it is appropriate for aquariums, terrariums, and paludariums alike.
Care for Anubias hastifolia is identical to other Anubias plants. Its ideal placement in the aquarium is in the midground to background, and it will look best under low to moderate lighting. Like many Anubias species, this plant is slow and steady in growth and does not seem to respond significantly to CO2 supplementation. It best thrives when attached to driftwood or rockwork. This plant can be planted in the substrate, but its rhizome (roots) must not be buried in the substrate because it will rot and recede. It can also be planted emersed in terrariums, paludariums, and vivariums.
This listing is for the tissue culture form of Anubias Hastifolia Tissue cultures are superior to traditional forms of aquarium plants in many ways. They are produced in a completely sterile environment which eliminates the possibility of them carrying pest snails or algae spores. They have a shelf life (before introduction to the aquarium) of several months if properly maintained and they are housed in a nutrient gel until introduced to the aquarium. To introduce a tissue culture plant to the aquarium, simply rinse off as much nutrient gel as possible, then plant as usual. The nutrient gel will not harm your aquarium.
Packaging may vary. Tissue Culture plants may arrive in bag or cup form.
What We Like About This Plant:
- Extremely versatile and durable
- Arrow-head shaped leaves
- Thrives when tied/attached to aquarium driftwood and rockwork
- Requires low to moderate lighting and little to no supplementation in nutrient-rich water
- Less common than many other Anubias plants
- Tissue cultures contain no unwanted pest animals or algae
- Temperature: 68° - 86° F (20° - 30° C)
- pH: 5.5 - 9.0
- Lighting: Low to moderate
- Origin: Indigenous to Africa, but cultivated in nurseries
- Aquarium placement: Midground to Background
- Care: Easy