ADA Anubias barteri glabra (Low Tech)
ADA Anubias barteri glabra is a medium-sized Anubias that comes from rainforest streams in West Africa. There are several different forms of the variety glabra with more or less elliptic to lanceolate leaves. It is also sold under the names Anubias minima and Anubias “Kruising”.
The variety ADA Anubias barteri glabra is as as undemanding and robust as many other Anubias forms. It grows well as epiphyte on the hardscape as well as fixed to the substrate (don’t bury the rhizome!). Its narrow, lanceolate leaves are an interesting contrast to other, rather broad-leaved Anubias forms.
Anubias barteri var. glabra is widely spread in West Africa, from Guinea to Gabun. The plant forms dense populations on river banks and rocks in and on forest rivulets, where they often share the same habitat with Bolbitis heudelotii and Crinum natans.
The variety glabra really is a collective term for various Anubias barteri forms that grow to different sizes, their leaves oval to lanceolate. They cannot always be clearly discerned from other varieties of the species. A. barteri var. angustifolia with its longish leaf blades, e.g., looks rather similar.
Relatively small ADA Anubias barteri glabra plants have been imported from Cameroun under the synonym Anubias minima, they are still carried under that name in trade.
A. barteri var. glabra is as undemanding as var. nana and can be bound to rocks or driftwood as an epiphyte as the latter, or stuck between rocks, attached to the glass with suckers or planted in the substrate. Then the rhizome should remain uncovered.
|Synonyms||Anubias lanceolata N. E. Brown, Anubias minima Chevalier|
|Complete botanical name||Anúbias bárteri var. glábra N.E. Brown|
|Colour||medium green, dark green|
|Usage||Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Cichlid proof plant, Midground, Foreground, group|
|Height||10 – 20cm|
|Width||10 – 30cm|
|pH value||5 – 8|
|Temperature tolerance||12 – 30°C|
|Carbonate hardness||0 – 15°dKH|
|General hardness||0 – 30°dGH|
|Propagation||Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants|
|Can grow emersed?||yes|
If you are looking for a good plant fertilizer, you can look at the 2hr Aquarist range. APT Zero for new aquariums and APT Complete for older setups. Alternatively – you can use Easylife Profito or Scape Complete if you are on a budget.
*This is a Tissue Culture Plant. It has been grown in a sterile laboratory and is guaranteed to be snail, algae, or pesticide-free. We recommend Tissue Culture Plant over Greenhouse plants for 100% client satisfaction.