Common Name: Java Fern Latin Name: Microsorum Pteropus Plant Form: Rhizome Sold as: Single plant Tank Placement: Mid-ground Max Size: 18 in Temperature: 60-86 degrees pH: 5.0-8.5 Growth Rate: Slow Propagation: New plants will form on the leaves of bigger plants and fall to the substrate or splitting the rhizome Planting Location: Tied to rocks or driftwood. Can also be planted in the substrate, but be sure not to bury the rhizome Lighting: Any Supplements: None needed, but will appreciate Co2 and liquid fertilizers Difficulty: Easy Good for Beginner: Yes Java fern is a very easy, bright plant. It is very hardy and slow growing. It can be tied to practically anything in the tank, but does best on driftwood. If planting in the substrate, be sure not to bury the rhizome.