Common Names: Anubias Afzelii
Latin Name: Anubias afzelii
Family Name: Araceae
Plant Form: Rhizome
Max Size: Height 20-30 cm Planting: Do not bury rhizome in substrate. Best tied to hardscape or anchor the fine roots under a rock
Propagation: Rhizome division
Growth Rate: Slow
Originates From: West Africa
True Aquatic: Amphibious
Supplements: Balanced water column fertilizers, with a demand for Iron, Trace and Potassium
Recommended Tank Size: Any
Care Level: Easy
Good for Beginners: Yes
Anubias afzelii is not very fussy about lighting requirements. Like some other Anubias plants, Anubias afzelii are quite happy under bright lighting, however will also grow just as quick under dimmer lighting. Too bright or too subdued lighting may case this plant to become overgrown with algae - anyway, this won't mean the plant doesn't thrive.
Anubias afzelii are very easy plants to reproduce in a fish tank. Since this species is a rhizome plant, a rhizome can be split into smaller pieces regularly and new plants will grow from these. Rhizomes may rot if they're buried deep in the substrate; Leaving them "as is" in your tank is completely OK, they will grow as unattached too.
Anubias afzelii plant is very hardy and easy to care for. This species, just like other Anubias plants, is known to tolerate a wide range of water parameters.
This is a plant that develops broad leaves which many species of fish may choose to use as spawning sites. The use of a CO2 system should not be required but ensure that nutrients are available in the water in the form of liquid fertiliser or JBL balls (for example).