I purchased 3 plants from robert back in september. As of now, I have 3-4 times that amount (more than in that handfull picture robert has). I also got a good deal on some more petites (about another handfull worth). Sure it is a little on the expensive side, but not nearly as bad as if I paid the normal $8-9 per plant. The forground will probably run me in the $45-50 range. then gain, once I get it going, I'll have plenty I could sell when cutting time comes every few months Should pay for itself reasonably well.
I'd have to say it's a great plant for foreground.
Hard to kill, can handle blackouts, cost a lot but can always be sold for a good price(unlike many stem plants after a while) so the mobney is made back rapidly.
You can grow the ****ens out it 3-10x faster by growing it in a seedling tray with zero algae.
Then sell or transplant to the tank.
This works super with many plants.
I'm actually growing them semi emersed. I have a shrimp bin (baby cherries) which is growing out moss. I have a piece of driftwood in there too that comes a little above the water level. I have all my petites hanging ont here with 2/3 of their leaves exposed. So far they are doing well and as said...grow nicely...algae free!
Thinking about getting a propogation tray and use some of my extra eco complete for a dedicated grow out for petites.
What a wonderful topic and great tips everyone! Anubius are one of my favorite plants...I've grown them in every planted tank I've had for 15 years. They do tend to keep that beautiful deep green color better under lower light levels (at the cost of slower growth). If you want to save the plants more energy to grow, cut off the flower stems when you see them start to sprout. I do enjoy watching thier underwater blossoms though.