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From: "Agoston Janos" <agoston.janos at citromail.hu> on 2006.12.21 at 11:08:36(14979)
Dear Ted,

Thank you for the reply. I would like to know if I can keep
Anubias in a normal way, not submerged. I saw, that if Anubias barteri flowered
under the water, the inflorescence rottened, but when it reached the surface of
the water it never rottened. Is this means that it flowers emerged?

Unfortunately I gave my full aquarium to my cousin, but years
ago I gave naftil acid (50%, in alcohol) to the water and Kemira 2. soluable
fertilizer. That time Anubias has grown very good.

You also not covering the rhizome with sand, do you? What do
you do to avoid root rotting?

Thank you again for your help.


From: piaba <piabinha at yahoo.com> on 2006.12.22 at 09:55:33(14992)

having kept anubias in aquaria, i can tell you that,
yes, they do prefer to grow emerged (above water).
the roots are only needed to attach to wood or rocks,
i don't think they take up any nutrients that way.

tsuh yang

From: "Dmitry Loginov" <dloginov at ineos.ac.ru> on 2009.11.04 at 08:33:03(20242)
Hi all!

Some days ago I started a new project concerning the genus Anubias. It is
international bulletin, which presents highlights of the Russian Anubias
Forum. This forum is devoted to the growing of Anubias-plants, their
systematization, etc. If you are interested you can visit next Web page
www.anubias-engl.blogspot.com The Germany version is available at
http://anubias-deutsch.blogspot.com . Your comments are welcome!

Best regards,

Dmitry Loginov

From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2009.11.10 at 09:47:24(20257)
Hi Dmitry,

When I was beginning and I had several aroids belonging to various genera,
I was registering all changes in my plants, how many leaves they put in one
and among others the direction of unfolding the leaves.

I noticed that in the subfamily Monsteroideae, tribe Monstereae
(Monstera, Epipremnum, Scindapsus...) the leaves unfold alternately,
one leaf clockwise, the next counter-clockwise. Their leaves are asymmetric.

In other genera I checked (mainly popular species of
Aglaonema, Anubias, Alocasia, Homalomena, Spathiphyllum, Syngonium,
leaves in a single plant unfold in the same direction.
The direction may change when:
- the plant blooms (after blooming some plants put cataphylls instead of
normal leaves - I noticed it in Zantedeschia and Spathiphyllum)
- the plant divides (Zantedeschia or Spathipyllum after blooming sometimes
divides, usually the new leaves unfold in the opposite direction)
- the plant produces offsets from the ground.
- the top of the plant gets damaged and it puts a new stem from nodes below
(example: Syngonium).

Observing Zantedeschia plants grown from seeds, some plants' leaves were
rolled CW, some CCW,
so I think there's no rule. I didn't count the percentage.
In tuberous/rhizomatous aroids that fall into dormancy, the direction also
may change in the next season.
I haven't checked it yet in plants which leaves grow from cataphylls
(Anthurium, Philodendron).

Marek Argent

From: "Dmitry Loginov" <dloginov at ineos.ac.ru> on 2009.11.11 at 01:34:44(20260)

Thank you for this information.

Indeed, we also found that in Anubias leafs in a single plant unfold in
the same direction. The spathes of inflorescences have the same direction
of unfolding as a leaf. But leaves of different species are rolled up in
different ways. Distribution of this feature in a genus is approximately
equivalent. Also, the direction change in a single plant was not observed
yet. This property is transferred to new plants at vegetative


From: dbiggs at xantusidesign.net on 2009.11.15 at 16:03:29(20296)

That looks like a great resource. Thanks for posting the link. This could
be real handy for aquarium hobbyists interested in growing the less
common Anubias. There is a US importer, Rehoboth Aquatics
(http://www.rehobothaquatics.com/plants.htm), who offers some unusual
species and varieties and I have been meaning to try some more of them.


From: "Dmitry Loginov" <dloginov at ineos.ac.ru> on 2009.11.18 at 11:06:45(20328)

Thanks for your message.

The greatest interest for us represents A. pynaetrii. It is not cultivated
in Russia at all. Some years ago I have received two plants with this name
from the USA. However, it has appeared other species. The form of leaf
strongly differs from that on illustration in Rehoboth Aquatics and
Crusio,s revision.



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