- Scientific name: Anubias barteri var. nana
- Synonym: Anubias nana
- Common name: Dwarf anubias
- Family: Araceae
- Group: Aquarium plants
- Max height: 15 cm
- Distribution: West Africa, Cameroon
- Habitat: This variety grow in semiaquatic communities in a fast-flowing river in the town of Victoria (Cameroon).
- Substrate: Rich
- Placement in aquarium: Foreground
- Planting density: 1 plant for 10 cm2
- Lighting needs: Undemanding
- Temperature: 24-26°C
- pH: 6-8
- Hardness: 3,4-5,6NK°
Description: This is one of the smallest Anubias species and makes an ideal foreground plant. The leaves are dark green, robust both physically and in appearance, and grow to about 8 cm on the end of short stems. The plant will produce side shoots and grow horizontally, producing stems and leaves from a central root, or rhizome. It is highly adaptable, sturdy, and well suited to any aquarium. This and other Anubias species can be grown on rocks and wood.
An undemanding and popular, slow-growing marsh plant with excellent adaptability to aquarium conditions. Both soft and hard, weak acid or alkaline water are equally suitable for cultivation. The plants will prosper best under weak to medium light. Intensive lighting is not recommended because there is a high danger of algae infestation due to slow growth. This variety, featuring a height of 5-15 cm, is excellently suited for location in the aquarium foreground. During planting, care should be taken that rhizomes are situated above the substrate level because specimens that are inserted too deep grow badly. These plants are especially recommended for the greening of decorative materials. Cichlid aquariums equipped exclusively with Anubias can be very impressive. Variety nana constitutes an ideal plant for breeding aquariums without a substrate because it is so sturdy, it will grow while floating freely in the water. Propagation is through rhizome partition and temperature range is 22-28 °C.