Anubias coffeefolia

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Common Name: Coffeefolia, Anubias coffeefolia
Latin Name: Anubias barteri var. Coffeefolia
Family Name: Araceae

Plant Form: Rhizome
Sold as: Bareroot, potted or rooted on driftwood

Placement: Midground or Foreground
Max Size: 16 inches
Plant Location: Tied to driftwood, porous rock or terra cotta
Flowers: White calla lily shaped
Propagation: Rhizome clippings or leaf cuttings
Growth Rate: Extremely Slow

True Aquatic: Yes

pH: Any
Supplements: Iron, Trace Elements
Lighting: Any

Care Level: Easy
Good for Beginners: Yes

A unique anubias known as a decorative plant form as the leaves are heavily ridged. This plant gets its name from the fact that the new leaves begin as a light coffee brown; and turn dark green with age and resemble a coffee bean. And will develop an extensive root system over time. When I purchased this plant the roots were more than a foot long!

In a high tech tank, this plant will produce a new leaf every 10-14 days like clock work. When the iron levels drop, then there is no new growth. On the other hand, in low light consider yourself lucky to get a single new leaf once every month or two.

As with any slow growing plant, they are prone to algae. Although I have yet to see any algae on this plant. Anubias nana is a different story.

Anubias plants are very tough and can withstand the abuse from cichlids and goldfish. Is rarely eaten by the most destructive herbivores.
 

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There seem to be two strains of this plant.
Over the years I have had and heard stories of a tough as nails, use it as a hammer plants and a, it dies if you look at it plant.

I have had both here. It seems to me, the darker the leaves are when originally purchased, the less trouble I had with the plant.
 
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