View Full Version : Anchoring Anubias

04-27-2009, 04:04 PM
I have an anubias nana, which was doing OK with its roots in the substrate (fluorite). I attached it to a piece of vertical driftwood I have. I know that the nana has a horizontal rhizome, but will it hurt the plant to have it oriented vertically?

04-27-2009, 04:47 PM
I have a small anubias attached to a vertical piece of driftwood and it is doing perfectly fine, though the lower leaves are smaller... presumably due to the less available light.

05-02-2009, 03:56 AM
It shouldn't 'hurt' the plant, but it may take a while for the leaves to orient themselves for maximum light absorption. Because they are at a somewhat unnatural angle this might take some time, during which the plant might not grow as much or could lose a few leaves. Keep an eye on it. If you start to get worried grab a photo and toss it up so we can take a look.

12-17-2009, 08:48 AM
I attached my anubias horizontally and the rhizome has started to go vertical. Like DrNic says, "it shouldn't hurt the plant".