proper planting of anubias - General Aquarium Plants Discussions - Aquatic Plant Central

Go Back   Aquatic Plant Central > General Interest Forums > General Aquarium Plants Discussions

General Aquarium Plants Discussions Discuss aquarium plants, aquatic environments, aquarium lighting, aquarium filters, aquarium backgrounds, and other aquarium topics.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-20-2005, 08:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
TeutonJon78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 193
iTrader Ratings: 0
TeutonJon78 is a regular member
Default proper planting of anubias

What is the proper way of planting anubias?

I've read that A. nana like to have the rhizome above the substrate, but what about the other species/variants?

A rhizome is technically an underground root, so wouldn't most benefit form being planted in the substrate?

All discussion and personal experience wanted.
TeutonJon78 is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]
Old 01-20-2005, 09:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Raul-7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Lomita, CA
Posts: 1,574
iTrader Ratings: 10
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Raul-7 is a regular member
Default

All the Anubias species should be planted leaving the rhizome uncovered. Which means you can plant it virtually anywhere, on wood, stones, or anything you can attach it to...even the substrate. But keep in mind, you only plant the roots into the substrate, while leaving the rhizome uncovered.

Remember the rhizome has roots coming out of it, and roots are used to extract the nutrients from the water/substrate. It is not the rhizome that extracts the nutrients.

Last edited by Raul-7; 01-20-2005 at 09:53 AM.. Reason: Adding something
Raul-7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2005, 06:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 345
iTrader Ratings: 9
iTrader Positive Rating: 91%
iris600 is a regular member
Default

Many rhizomatous plants, in the aquarium and in the garden, are prone to rot and disease when the rhizome is covered. Even here in zone 5, when we plant iris in the garden the rhizome is on the surface, not buried, because of rot issues. The same goes for anubias in the aquarium.
iris600 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Aquatic Plant Central > General Interest Forums > General Aquarium Plants Discussions > proper planting of anubias

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1