Overview: A beautiful potted aquarium plant, Anubias barteri var. nana 'Round Leaf' is unique and has typical features that make it popularly known as the 'coin leaf' plant. The distinctive and decorative round leaves with a slight heart pattern make it different from other varieties of Anubias. In general, Anubias is a slow-growing plant. It is easy to maintain and care for. The best part about Anubias is it can survive in a wide range of water parameters. It is the reason why this plant is well-suited for novice aquarists too. Hailing from the family Araceae and native to West Africa, Anubias barteri is an undemanding plant, perfect for all types of tanks.
Appearance: Anubias barteri var. nana 'Round Leaf' is a small green plant that is peculiar due to its round and slightly heart-shaped leaves. Owing to its typical leaf shape, the plant is also popular as a 'coin leaf plant. Planting it in the aquarium makes it the focal point and brings exoticness to the tank. Due to its low requirements, it is an excellent choice for all types of aquarists. Also, it is suitable to plant in all types of tanks. You can keep Anubias barteri var. nana 'Round Leaf' in both submerged and emerging conditions. It is also great for terrariums and pauldrons.
Hard/soft plant: Anubias is a hardy plant that can survive in wider water parameters. It thrives best when planted on hard surfaces, attached to rock or driftwood with a fishing line. If you are growing it in fine media like sand, make sure the rhizome is exposed.
Ideal water temperature: The most suitable water temperature range for Anubias barteri var. nana 'Round Leaf' is between 22 and 28 degrees Celsius.
Lightening conditions: Low to medium light intensity is the most suitable lightening range for this plant. Under proper light conditions, it attains perfectly round or heart-shaped leaves and makes the tank look beautiful.
Ideal pH level: pH should remain between 5.5 and 8.5 to get good growth and lush green color of the leaves.
Propagation: Stem cutting is the most feasible way of propagating Anubias barteri var. nana 'Round Leaf.'
Do you know: Most varieties of Anubias are an excellent source of controlling the water's nitrate level. The broad and round leaves remove the pollutants and oxygenate the water. It makes the tank's water healthier and suitable for fish and other plants.