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Anubias Afzelii

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Anubias Afzelii is also known as the narrow-leaved anubias. It originates from West Africa in areas like Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. This anubias tank plant is ideal for aquariums that have active and aggressive fish as well as herbivorous specimens.

Anubias Afzelii produces elongated green leaves that are reminiscent of eucalyptus or bay laurel leaves. The thick, leathery leaves are very tough and can grow up to 10” tall.

Maintenance & Care

While you might think this plant does best with tons of lighting and high water temperature, the truth is that it requires more temperate care and maintenance.

  • Minimum Lighting Required: Low
  • Temperature Range: 71-78°F
  • Tank Placement: Midground-Background

You can expect slow but steady growth from the Anubias Afzelii in optimal conditions. It can grow in emerged or submerged conditions. We recommend attaching it to a rock or driftwood, but you can also plant it in a gravel-based aquarium as long as you don’t bury the rhizome. The rhizome is a thick tuber where the leaves and roots grow out, and it can rot if buried.

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Reviews (1)

  • 5
    Anubias Afzellii

    Posted by BARBARA J WAGNER on 9 Feb 2021

    Beautiful, healthy plant