1 (one) Pot of Narrow Leaf Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus)
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.
Microsorum pteropus(Blume, 1933)
Java Fern (regular type)
Rosette with Rhizome
2° - 15°
5.0 - 8.0
18°C - 30°C
20 - 35 cm
5 - 15 cm
Eyes of the rhizome or from the plantlets on the leaf
Can Be Grown Emersed:
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.