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.