Anubias barteri var. 'coffeefolia'
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Coffeefolia is a variant of the popular and common Anubias barteri. Unlike many other Anubias, Coffeefolia has ribbed leaves with a wavy texture. The new leaves are reddish-brown and deepen in color to the dark green found in most Anubias. This variant doesn't grow quite as large as other Anubias barteri and is an appropriate midground plant.
Anubias plants are native to Africa, although many different varieties, variations and hybrids have been created. The genus contains eight different species and several variations, most often of the as a whole generally consists of plants with darker green, very thick leaves that can be elliptical, triangular, round or heart-shaped.
Anubias are fairly forgiving and adaptable. Most are best in lower light aquariums and may be overtaken by algae in tanks with higher lighting. They can also be grown in paludariums with their leaves exposed and the root systems underwater. They can tolerate higher pH and hardness levels, making them suitable for African cichlid aquariums. Anubias grow slowly in aquariums but may have more rapid growth in paludariums. Carbon dioxide and fertilizer supplements can be used but are not usually necessary.
The roots on Anubias plants grow from a stiff, thick rhizome. When planting, plant only the roots and leave the rhizome exposed. Anubias can also be attached to rocks or driftwood; use fishing line or other ties to secure the plant in place until the roots attach.
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|Scientific Name||Anubias barteri var. `coffeefolia`|
|Origin||western Africa (cultivated)|
|Light Intensity||Low to Moderate|
|Water Hardness||Moderate to Hard|
|Substrate||Hard (gravel, rock or wood)|
|Flowers||Yes, white flowers|
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Ratings & Reviews
by Richard Sypniewski
I love this plant. It's so beautiful and easy to keep. I've kept in my aquariums for years. Leaves and flowers grow out of a rhizome that attaches to wood or rock. It grows pretty fast if it likes its environment. It only gets 2-3 inches high but will form a field of leaves if you let it. Don't put it in gravel or the rhizome dies. Fish don't bother it but snails eat it up. It's quick to succumb to algae to so keep it out of bright light. Happy growing!
by Becky from Kentucky
Great, good looking plant. Has grown 2 new leaves since I got it 2 weeks ago. I ordered about 15 plants of different kinds, very happy with all. Best prices on the internet!