Java Fern

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plant Profiles' started by Dlondon95, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Dlondon95

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    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.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 6, 2012