Anubias Minima

Anubias Minima is a distinctive and attractive aquatic plant known for its long, slender leaves and robust growth habit. This unique species, native to the streams and rivers of West Africa, stands out in any aquarium with its elongated leaf structure and vibrant green color.
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Anubias barteri var. glabra "Minima", commonly known as Anubias Minima, is a captivating aquatic plant that offers both aesthetic beauty and robust durability. Known for its slender leaves and compact growth habit, this variety of Anubias barteri is a favorite among aquarists seeking to add a touch of elegance to their underwater landscapes.
Anubias Minima

Anubias Minima

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Anubias barteri var. glabra "Minima", commonly known as Anubias Minima, is a captivating aquatic plant that offers both aesthetic beauty and robust durability. Known for its slender leaves and compact growth habit, this variety of Anubias barteri is a favorite among aquarists seeking to add a touch of elegance to their underwater landscapes.

Key Features

  • Distinctive Appearance: Anubias Minima is characterized by its narrow, elongated leaves that provide a graceful, flowing look. The leaves are typically a vibrant green, adding a lush, tropical feel to your aquarium.
  • Hardy and Low Maintenance: This plant is exceptionally hardy and thrives in a wide range of water conditions, making it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced aquarists.

Optimal Growing Conditions

  • Lighting: Prefers low to moderate lighting, which helps to prevent algae growth on its leaves. It can thrive with 8 to 10 hours of light per day.
  • Temperature: Ideal water temperature ranges from 72°F to 82°F (22°C to 28°C).
  • pH Level: Tolerates a pH range of 6.0 to 8.0, with slightly acidic to neutral water being optimal.
  • Water Hardness: Adaptable to various levels of water hardness, with a preference for a range of 3 to 8 dGH.
  • CO2 and Fertilization: While CO2 supplementation is not necessary, it can enhance growth. Regular fertilization with liquid fertilizers containing essential micronutrients like iron, manganese, and zinc is beneficial.

Planting and Care

  • Substrate and Attachment: Anubias Minima can be planted in nutrient-rich substrate or attached to hardscape elements such as driftwood and rocks. Ensure that the rhizome remains above the substrate to prevent rot.
  • Maintenance: Requires minimal maintenance. Regularly inspect and trim any yellowing or damaged leaves to maintain the plant’s health and appearance. Perform weekly partial water changes and monitor water parameters to ensure a stable environment.


  • Rhizome Division: Propagation is straightforward through rhizome division. Cut the rhizome into sections, ensuring each piece has at least 2-3 healthy leaves and roots. Replant the sections in the substrate or attach them to hardscape elements.


  • Aesthetic Appeal: The slender, elongated leaves of Anubias Minima enhance the visual appeal of any aquarium, creating a serene and natural look.
  • Durability: Its hardy nature and adaptability make it a reliable choice for various aquarium setups, providing a long-lasting addition to your aquascape.

Anubias barteri var. glabra "Minima" is a versatile and resilient plant that can elevate the beauty of any freshwater aquarium. Its ease of care and striking appearance make it a must-have for aquarists seeking to create a vibrant and dynamic underwater landscape.

  • Loose rhizome |  approx. 5+ leaf, loose, bare-root, small portion
  • Potted plants | approx 5+ leaf, potted plants with rockwool and net pot

Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be free of pests, pesticides, grow emerged, or submerge.  

Scientific Name

Anubias barteri var. glabra 'Minima'


Anubias Glabra Minima

Common Name

Anubias Minima

Plant Type

Rheophyte / Epiphyte


Attachable to Driftwood, Stone, or Decor


Not Required

Growth Rates


Difficulty Level


Nutrient Substrate

Not Required

Can it grow emerged?


Lighting Requirements

Low - High


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      Even though our plants are very clean, but we can't guarantee they will be 100% pest-free because we cannot be responsible for your aquarium. Please use it at your own risk. We recommended all customers rinse the plants with clean water and quarantine them before use.

      However, plants in tissue culture will be 100% free from pests, algae and never have been contacting with any aquarium.

      1. Due to the nature of the product. We don't guarantee our plants will be pests free. ( snails, algae, hitchhikers )
      2. We don't guarantee our plants will be free of pesticides. We use homemade, organic pesticides in our greenhouse to control pests. We do not use pesticides that contain copper. Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc
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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 13 reviews

      You sent me cutting’s not plants never again. I paid
      for plants not cuttings.


      These are so cool. They are a anubias but look like a crypt. Very nice plants.

      New favorite

      I think this is my new favorite plant! Received healthy looking and good portion. Leaves have a subtle wave and are longer, thinner than other anubias.

      Robert Dengsoth
      Potted anubius

      Couldn't be happier with the potted anubius. Plants came very healthy and green. Bigger than expected as well.

      Glenn M
      Sturdy, amazing, stellar plant

      Extremely pleased with the plants received. One even came flowering. Have not seen such quality before.

      Matt M.

      Nicely sized plant for the price and arrived very healthy with many leaves.

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