Anubius coffeefolia boasts large, heavily ridged leaves to dress any aquascape. Like other members of the Anubias species, this variety is slow growing and an ideal mid-ground plant. It is hardy and undemanding with robust growth under ideal conditions. Juvenile forms of the plant often have reddish brown leaves. However, as the plant matures, the leaf color changes to a dark, vibrant green and serves as the perfect aquarium accent plant.
Considered a slow grower, members of the Anubias genus should not be placed in high light areas of your system to help prevent excessive algae growth on the leaves. Overall, however, Anubias coffeefolia is very adaptable to a wide range of pH, water hardness, and lighting conditions. Most herbivorous fish also tend to leave Anubias plants alone, which makes them great additions to any freshwater system, especially cichlid and goldfish aquariums.
Propagation is relative easy with cuttings. To ensure optimal growth if planted in substrate, however, ensure the rhizome of divided plants is always above the substrate. Plants can also be grown emersed, which also makes them an ideal plant for paludariums or terrariums.
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