1 (one) Pot of Narrow Leaf Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus)

1 (one) Pot of Narrow Leaf Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus)

1 (one) Pot of Narrow Leaf Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus)

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  • £4.99

  • Ex Tax :£4.99
Anubias barteri var. nana on a Bogwood
Offering 1 (one) 5 cm pot of Narrow Leaf Java       Fern (Microsorum pteropus).     It's a variant of the normal variety of Microsorum pteropus (Java Fern). Like Java Fern it originates in Southeast Asia, but it is most noticeably different in its narrow and thinner leaves. It requires the same growing conditions and is still an easy plant for most aquatic plant enthusiasts.         

The Java     Fern (Microsorum pteropus) has     very distinguished characteristics from most other aquatic plants. More than     just beautiful, this plant is quite undemanding and easy to cultivate, even     doing well in poorly lit tanks and without extra nutrients or CO2. It's also an     ideal plant to use in setups that contain burrowing or vegetarian fishes, since     in general they will not disturb it. This plant should not be buried in the     gravel, but rather fixed to rocks and driftwood, leaving its roots loose in the     water. The roots eventually attach themselves to the rock or wood.      

When well     adapted, it reproduces easily, and the reproduction is quite interesting: the     daughter plants are born on the edge of the leaves of the mother plant and grow     right there, clinging on it with their little roots. With time the daughters     grow until they release themselves from the mother, and float around until they     get entangled on something. The hairy roots adhere easily.       

Plant's Summary:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Scientific Name:              

Microsorum pteropus(Blume, 1933)              

Common Names:              

Java Fern (regular         type)                  

Family:              

Polypodiaceae              

Origin:              

Southeast Asia              

Plant Structure:               

Rosette with Rhizome              

Carbonate Hardness:              

2° - 15°              

pH:              

5.0 - 8.0              

Temperatrure Range:              

18°C - 30°C              

Lighting:              

Medium              

Growth Rate:               

Slow              

Planting Position:              

Mid-ground              

Height:              

20 - 35 cm              

Width:              

5 - 15 cm              

Keeping:              

Less Demanding              

Propagated From:              

Eyes of the rhizome or from the plantlets on the leaf              

Can Be Grown Emersed:               

Yes               

Cultivation in     the aquarium is not problematic as long as the rhizome is tied to rock or     driftwood and not planted directly into the substrate. It can be easily     reproduced from small adventitious plants which are formed on the older leaves.     These new plants should be attached to a rock or driftwood with a thin wire,     rubber band or fishing line until new anchor roots have been formed. Once new     rhizomes have formed these can be taken off and planted onto more rocks or     driftwood. It can also be done with cotton thread, as this dissolves in water     after about two months. This plant does particularly well with fish that are     normally detrimental to plants, on account of its relatively bitter taste.          

The postage can be combined if you order a few pots. The final postage depends on amount of plants ordered. If there are any questions you have then please get in touch before you place an order.