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Red cabomba
(Cabomba furcata)

Red cabomba

Alternative species (click on the thumbnail to see the card)


Scientific name
Cabomba furcata
Cabomba piauhyensis
Cabomba warmingii
Gegabelte haarmixe
Gegabelte harrmixe

Common name
Red cabomba
Forked fanwort
Purple Cabomba
Pink Cabomba
Warming's haarmixe (DE)


what are his countries of origin?

Cuba, Bresil, Puerto Rico, Guyane

Ideal fertilization

how to fertilize this plant?

CO2: 20-40 mg/l
Nitrates (NO3): 10-50 mg/l
Phosphates (PO4): 0.1-3 mg/l
Potassium (K): 5-30 mg/l
Iron (Fe): 0.01-0.5 mg/l


which group is this plant?



what is the type of plant?



What are the Water parameters for the maintenance of this plant?

T°: 24 to 28°C or 75 to 82°F
pH: 6.2 to 6.8
Hardness: 4 to 10°dGH





what brightness is needed?



what is the maximum size of the plant?

40 to 80 cm (16 to 32")


in which area of the aquarium install this plant?



how fast does this plant grow?



Who is the Gracilis Anubia?


Who is the Gracilis Anubia?

The appearance of this variety of Cabomba is relatively similar to all its cousins, with the difference that it has a very pretty golden red colouring. But this beauty has a price and Cabomba furcata is more delicate to maintain in aquariums.

In its natural environment, this plant can be found in waters with weak currents, even stagnant, but very clear.

When it has the possibility to get its head out of the water, the Red Cabomba even rains to bloom! Its flowers are purple at the beginning to evolve to purple over time.

Planting and maintenance

How to plant and maintain the Gracilis Anubia?

Planting and maintenance

How to plant and maintain the Gracilis Anubia?

Given its size, the position at the back of the aquarium is highly recommended. Plant it in groups of several small ones, but do not squeeze them together too tightly: space them 5/6 centimetres apart. Wedges will allow light to reach the base of each stem.

Red Cabomba requires very clean and clear water. It should also be fairly soft and slightly acidic (pH 6.5). The ideal temperature is 26°C (79°F). For the soil, a nutritious soil is necessary, covered with coarse sand that will serve to hold the plant in place. Finally, intense light is essential for the plant to survive (count at least 1 Watt / 1 litre of water).

The use of liquid fertilizer and the diffusion of CO2 are strongly recommended for this delicate species.

When planting, be careful when handling the stems, which are fragile.


How to farm the Gracilis Anubia?


How to farm the Gracilis Anubia?

You can multiply your plants by simple cutting.

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For a contrasting rendering, associate it with broad-leaved plant species!

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