Anubias Hastifolia var. robusta (Gigantea)
Common Name: Anubias Hastifolia var. robusta
Family Name: Araceae
Origin: West Africa
Co2: Not Required
Propagation: Separate by Rhizome
Growth rate: Slow to Moderate
Anubias Hastifolia is a unique variant of Anubias which can be distinguished by the arrowhead-shaped leaves. Like other Anubias it can grow in both aquariums and terrariums either submerged or emersed. It has slightly longer stems compared to smaller variants such as Anubias Nana or Congensis which makes it suitable for the midground or background of an aquarium.
Like other Anubias, this variant is a flowering plant that grows best when the rhizome is attached to a hard surface such as wood or stones. 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 its a slow grower, the leaves are susceptible to algae growth if placed under high lighting.
Propagation is easy and straightforward; simply cut or pull apart rhizomes to be replanted. Make sure to keep the rhizomes above your substrate or the plant can begin to rot.