Anubias Gigantea (the Ultimate Anubias)
"If I could have any job in the world, what would it be?" That's part of a personal mantra I say to myself every day...
and one my favorite parts of my job is getting in plants like ANUBIAS GIGANTEA.
AS OF December 28th 2022 The couple of photos represent what we are selling! A couple of nicks and bruises, but healthy rhizomes! These already have small new growth coming off the sides.
They will be taller and the big leaves WILL MELT BACK.... Hang tight on this plant. BEST ANUBIAS FOR TROPICAL PONDS!!!
The plant comes from deep in the jungles of Guinea. I have to translate French to get it. Half of the time I order it and I don't get it and my guy tells me, "He eat the money"
Not this time. Look Anubias is one of the most CLASSIC aquarium plants around. If you want a Bullet proof Anubias. Check out our Anubias Afzeli. This is the champaign of Anubias. Tribal Chiefs are paid to be allowed to collect this plant. If Indiana Jones were into Anubias.... This would be the plant he would be searching for. Yes Folks Anubias Giagantia is in stock.
Please note- having this plant is a total win for me personally. I have not had it in GH 2.0 until now. It's all sprawled out in an 8 foot by 12 foot basin basking in the slightly shaded sunlight after its long trip over here.
IIs it in perfect shape right now? Heck NO. How would or do you feel (or look) after a flight from Africa to Paris, from Paris to Atlanta? My babies are just getting settled in.
HOWEVER. They are coming back nicely already. I now have the perfect home for them. I really don't care if I sell any of them... Why?
This is a plant collectors plant. UNLIKE ALL OTHER ANUBIAS. Anubias Gigantia has an ARROW HEAD Leaf. Yup- Its got style unlike any other Anubias around.
But with it's style comes a tad more work. This is NOT the hardiest Anubias around. it will require a tad more light than most Anubias. Anubias Gigantia also likes a bit more space.
It is my assumption that these plants were grown ABOVE water- which is not how we sell plants around here... but it is what it is. We are working on the conversion process.
You should expect spots on these plants. You should expect a leaf to turn yellow on you. IT'S GONNA HAPPEN.
HOWEVER- UNLIKE ALL OTHER Anubias. I have found this plant to be the fastest healer. It tends to rapidly show off new growth. (Remember- we are watching the CENTER of the plant for new growth- NOT the top leaves) The old bad growth will not get better so it is best to cut it once you see new growth. Cut the stem down at the base.
Slightly above average lighting- and a bit of our Growth Juice and you are rolling with Anubias Gigantia.....
You will get 3 or more awesome arrow head leaf anubias. You might get two plants with two leaves if they are smaller.
AGAIN Expect for this plant to loose a leaf or two after a few weeks.
Water flow helps this plant and so does higher levels of iron .
Want some FREE wire to tie it down?
Put a note in your order comments and say, "Hey Dustin- throw me some wire for my Anubias." My guys will throw you some of the perfect thickness of rubber coated wire to tie these down to some driftwood or rocks, at no charge (we get slammed so make sure you put the comment :) If you like this one you'll like the look of this one too: Anubias Lancelot. Or get full African Combo here.
A SMALL will be under 6 inches
A MEDIUM to LARGE will be over 6 inches and could be massive!
Care Scale of 1-10 ( 1 it can grow in your toilet- 10 being nearly impossible)
Anubias Gigantia is a 5 only because it might melt a tad initially then comes right back
Can handle super low lighting, grows faster in higher light
Where to plant:
Background, or tie it to a rock or driftwood (don't forget to request the FREE wire)
I have a 210 gallon fresh water tank with rainbowfish and loaches. Needed something big and hardy. Biggest clown loach is 8 inches. Was able to find the biggest anubia here and he shipped super fast. Ordered 3 and got 3 very nice ones larger than expected. He also threw in a few extra small ones that look like they have a great chance at success. Glued those to a big rock and put in my friends African cichlid tank. Will see how they hold up to that abuse. Thanks! You are awesome.
Came in healthy and I'm very happy
The plants came in Just as he describes taller bigger leaves melting back with smaller new leaves. I'm very pleased I received multiple plants.
My Anubias Gigantea arrived safely packaged in a sturdy cardboard box. The plants were large and healthy. I used plant weights to anchor them in my 150 gallon low-tech tank and they look wonderful. The heart-shaped leaves provide a great contrast to the other plants in my collection. They’re acclimating nicely and I can’t emphasize enough how striking they are.
I've been more than satisfied with the orders i've placed in the past, but I have to say that i'm disappointed with the plants I received with this order. Most of the plant was yellowing and completely brown out to appearing almost dead. I am going ahead with planting them, with the hope that they will possibly revive.