Anubias barteri var. ‘coffeefolia’ (Low Tech)
This especially distinctive variety of Anubias barteri is also known under trade names such as Anubias barteri “Coffeefolia”. Its bullate leaves resemble those of the coffee shrub.
The Coffee Leaf Anubias gets bigger than the Dwarf Anubias. It is a robust, very slowly growing epiphyte, also suitable for planting in the midground. As with other Anubias forms, it?s only important that the rhizome is not burrowed in the ground.
This plant from the Anubias barteri complex was long known as Anubias barteri “Coffeefolia” or “Coffeifolia”. Recently, Christel Kasselmann (2010) described it as a variety (var. coffeifolia) or Anubias barteri. It can be discerned from other A. barteri varities by its orange-brown sprouting leaves that turn dark green later on. Its new leaf stalks are brownish red, and the tissue between the lateral veins is strongly arched, which strongly reminds of the leaves of the coffee bush (Coffea).
This plant grows very slowly when cultivated sumbersed. It has a creeping rhizome and should (like all other varieties of Anubias barteri) be bound to rocks or driftwood with twine. There it will attach itself with its roots. Its emersed form can be quite decorative in shaded areas of paludaria, too.
|Synonyms||Anubias barteri ”coffeefolia”, Anubias barteri ”coffeifolia”|
|Complete botanical name||Anúbias bárteri var. coffeifólia Kasselmann|
|Colour||dark green, orange|
|Usage||Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Cichlid proof plant, Midground, Foreground, group|
|Height||10 – 25cm|
|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|
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