Java Fern PlantFreshwater Aquarium Plant Care
|Scientific Name||Microsorium pteropus|
|Size||Up to 8 inches|
|pH||5.5 - 7.5|
|Temperature||68°F - 82°F|
|Aquarium Light Needed||Should be able to grow in even low lighted tanks.|
|Water Hardness||2° to 15° dH,|
|Care||You will see better results if you tie the roots to drift wood or rocks instead of planting the roots.|
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Java Fern Tips and Comments
One of the first plants I bought was a little clump of Java Fern, with a root mass less than a quarter's diameter. I wedged it into a crack in the driftwood I bought, and now, about a year and a half later, it has spread its leaves pretty much the back-to-front width of my 38-gallon tank. I've since bought another Java Fern for the other side of the tank (lower light there too, and it's already sprouting new growth, about a month after purchase. It's such an easy plant, it'd ridiculous, and totally recommended for a plant startup. Just remember to snip the dead leaves because they take a while to decompose.
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