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Planting Anubias

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:47 pm
by moondog
I planted my new Anubias with just about half of the roots in the gravel . The upper half of the root system is exposed . Is this the proper way to plant them ? ( as you can see by my last three posts , I am going thru a manic plant phase )

Re: Planting Anubias

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:04 pm
by freshfish
Yep, as long as the green rhizome of the plant is above the substrate/exposed to light you should be good.

You don't have to actually "plant" Anubias at all, they're ferns that can be tied down to rocks or driftwood as well.

But what you're doing is also fine.

Re: Planting Anubias

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:09 am
by Crazygar
NEVER plant Anubias, the rhizome needs to be exposed in order for the plant to survive and thrive. If you do have to, as Freshfish suggested, place on the substrate and leave the Rhizome exposed and ensure it doesn't get covered over.

Gary

Re: Planting Anubias

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:16 am
by Diana
... they're ferns...


Actually they are Aroids, related to Philodendron, Anthurium, Cryptocorynes and other plants. They have flowers.

Re: Planting Anubias

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:17 am
by Crazygar
And do so underwater.

Gary

Re: Planting Anubias

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:41 pm
by moondog
Thanks for the info . I only covered a small section of the roots for stability . Most of the root is exposed . Is this ok ?

Re: Planting Anubias

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:05 pm
by C. Andrew Nelson
You should be fine then. I have a boatload of Anubias in my tank. Some is partially rooted (with the rhizome exposed) and some is anchored to the rocks. It's a very easy and forgiving plant.

Re: Planting Anubias

PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:05 pm
by Crazygar
After watching your blooper Reel Andrew, it seems that its only Anubias in your tank, the fish don't seem to be all that co-operative.

That should be fine though, as long as 90% of the Rhizome is exposed you should be fine. Though attaching it to source of water flow will also inhibit or slow down algae growth.

Gary

Re: Planting Anubias

PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:04 am
by ALDKMD
Can you plant them in regular gravel or do they require a special substrate?

Re: Planting Anubias

PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:46 am
by Diana
They don't like substrate.
The more water movement through the substrate the better, if you have to plant them in something. (so gravel)
Best to tie or glue (super glue gel) to driftwood or a rock.

Re: Planting Anubias

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:36 am
by Crazygar
Fully planted, with a covered rhizome, they show their dismay by dying.

Gary

Re: Planting Anubias

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:44 pm
by Photoman
I have an anubias in a pot. It is about 6 inches round. The owner of the independent pet and fish store told me that I can either keep it in the pot or take it out. This is a beautiful plant and don't want to kill it with kindness. It is in a 37 gal tank LED lights I am going to reduce the lighting time from 12 down to 9 .I was told it was too long. algae might start up.I use Flourish , Flourish xl and Sysithis. Any tips I can use to grow my plant will be helpful. Thanks

Re: Planting Anubias

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:47 pm
by C. Andrew Nelson
You can also wedge the rhizome into a rock crevice or or between the branches of driftwood. Tight enough to stop it from floating to the top, but not so tight that you damage the plant. Anubias doesn't take too long to take hold with its root.