Anubias gracilis

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Anubias gracilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Anubias
Species: A. gracilis
Binomial name
Anubias gracilis
Chev. ex Hutch. & Dalz.

Anubias gracilis is a plant that was first mentioned in 1920 by Chevalier and thereafter validly described by Hutchinson and Dalziel in 1936.[1]


West Africa: Sierra Leone and Guinea.[1]


Its long-stalked medium-green leaves are spade-shaped and may grow to 12 inches (30 cm) in length.


This plant grows best when only partially submersed and when not crowded by other plants. It requires a lot of nutrients, a loose, iron-rich substrate, and moderate-to-strong light. It prefers a temperature range of 22-26 degrees C (72-79 degrees F). It can be propagated by dividing the rhizome.


  1. ^ a b Crusio, W. (1979). "A revision of Anubias Schott (Araceae). (Primitiae Africanae XII)". Mededelingen Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen. 79 (14): 1–48.