- Distinct, ribbed leaves are even known to withstand picking from goldfish and cichlids
- Robust and versatile, this plant can thrive without substrate
- Live freshwater aquarium plant with SubstrateSource Anubias barteri Care Guide included
Popular in aquariums and terrariums because of its unique ribbed leaves, Anubias barteri var. coffeefolia is a hardy, undemanding plant. While it is similar to other Anubias sp. in its ability to thrive in a broad range of submersed and emersed environments, Coffeelia is unique in that new leaves start off bronze/red and turn dark green as they mature.
Similar to Anubias barteri 'Barteri', Coffeelia can grow large, broad leaves that are susceptible to algae growth. Leaf trimming, reducing light intensity, and strong water flow, can all reduce algae problems.
While this true freshwater aquatic plant is commonly used in cichlid and goldfish aquariums, hobbyists looking for an easy, low-maintenance centerpiece should try Coffeefolia. Its leaves can approach and even breach the water line, creating a stunning look that is sure to catch anyone's attention. Tie to aquarium driftwood, or plant in substrate as a midground plant - just remember to leave the rhizome uncovered.