Anubias barteri is an extremely variable species
and it is, at the same time, the most common of the Anubias genus.
Several cultured hybrids exist, apart from naturally occurring varieties, and
it is commonly produced from tissue cultures. Anubias barteri var.
barteri anchors easily to rocks and roots in the aquarium and care
must be taken if it is planted directly into the sediment: always leave the
rhizome on top of the sediment because it does not tolerate burial.
It is a very sturdy plant which thrives at low light only with a slower
growth rate. This variety of Anubias barteri is the most common after Anubias
barteri v. nana. The leaves of Anubias barteri are subject to
colonisation of algae because the leaves live very long (years). The heart
shaped dark green leaves offer a pleasant contrast to most stem plants. You
can greatly enhance the application of this plant - try to take a look at the
article Plants cultivated on stones and tree roots! See also
plants from Tropica Aquarium Plants.