Tropica was the first to introduce the Anubias barteri var. nana back in 1973-74 to the world market.
Anubias barteri var. nana originates from Cameroon in Africa, and was brought to Denmark by the 2. Galathea-expedition (1950-52). In 1969 Tropica's founder, Holger Windeløv, found it in an aquarium shop in Copenhagen. The price was back then settled per leaf! With the assistance from an English company they managed to propagate the plant and to launch the plant in larger quantities.