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Description
Anubias coffeefolia
(Anubias coffeefolia)
Quick Care FactsCare Level: Easy
Lighting: Medium
Maximum Size: 18"
Placement: Midground
Water Conditions: 70-85° F, pH 5.0-9.0, KH 4-18
Propagation: Rhizome Division
Color Forms: Green, Red, Tan
Supplements: Trace Elements, High Quality Iron-Rich Fertilizer
Origin: Africa
Family: Araceae
Species:Species Information
Native to the tropical regions of Africa and characterized by a dark green color and heavily ridged and robust leaves, Anubias coffeefolia is considered a slow grower, but is extremely hardy and undemanding. Juvenile plants usually have reddish brown leaves, but as the plant matures, the leaf color will change to a vibrant, dark green.
Anubias plants will take root on rough rocks or driftwood, which is the best way to encourage growth because the species grows much better when light hits its rhizome. Anubias coffeefolia will grow an extensive root system (rhizome) into your substrate, but burying the rhizome in the substrate should be avoided as it will drastically slow growth.
Aquarium Care
Although Anubias coffeefolia has medium light requirements, it should be planted in shade or low light to restrict algae growth on the leaves. This is a great species for a tank with Herbivorous fish and/or Cichlids as most fish tend to leave this tough plant alone.
Feeding & Nutrition
Anubias coffeefolia is very adaptable to a wide range of water hardness, pH, and lighting conditions. They have medium light requirements, but will need regular fertilization with a high quality, iron-based supplement for optimal growth. Propagation is relatively easy and is done by cutting the plant at the root (rhizome) with very sharp, sterilized scissors.
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