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Microsorum pteropus (Java Fern)

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Description

The Java fern is the most popular type of fern for aquatics, and is widespread in tropical Asia. This species varies widely and displays a number of different leaf shapes and sizes. Its undemanding nature makes it the perfect plant for beginners. It grows best when the rhizomes are anchored to rocks or driftwood. Low to medium lighting is completely sufficient, although it also grows well under strong lighting. Older leaves can sometimes produce plantlets that can easily be cut away and reattached in another place using a piece of thin fishing line.

Name Microsorum pteropus (Java Fern)
Structure Rhizome
Difficulty Easy
Light Demand Low Light
CO2 CO2 Optional
Growth Rate Slow Growth
Placement Background, Epiphytic
Height (in) 4-6+
Color Green

Loose cuttings are harvested from our aquariums at Aqua Lab. While we try our best to remove snails, we can't guarantee that these plants will be pest or disease-free. It's common for tiny snails or microscopic snail eggs to hitchhike on plants that come from an established aquarium. A single portion of cuttings can vary and depends on the species, but generally, it's about a handful. For stem plants, this is typically a bunch of several stems that are approx. 6"+ in length. If the stems do not have roots, simply plant them and roots will sprout in time. For crown plants like Crypts, it will be a single established plant with roots. For rhizome plants like Anubias, Java Fern, and Bucephelandra, a portion is usually one segment of rhizome with several leaves and roots coming off of it. Please keep in mind that plant and portion sizes can vary as our plants grow and propagate.

We only ship livestock Monday to Wednesday to avoid weekend delays. Please keep in mind the availability of plants can change quickly as they come in and out of our possession or deteriorate in health, so there could be a delay updating the published availability. We will be in touch if the species you order is not available and you will always have the option to wait or take a substitute or refund. We appreciate your patience as we work to deliver healthy plants to you. 

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