Java Fern Lace / 'Microsorium pteropus var. windelov' Single Plant

$4.98

Java Fern Lace / 'Microsorium pteropus var. windelov' Single Plant

$4.98
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Description

Plant Specifications:

Origin:

Southeast Asia

Care:

Easy

Light Requirements:

Low to Medium

Placement:

Epiphyte, Rhizome attached to Rock or Driftwood

Size:

30 cm to 35 cm

Nutrient Requirements:

Low Nutrient and Low CO2 Supplementation Recommended

Preferred Water Chemistry:

pH 6-7.5

Growth:

Slow

Plant Description:

Microsorium pteropus var. windelov or Java Fern Lace is part of the Polypodiaceae family of fern plants. This plant is native to Southeastern Asia where it grows submerged or partially submerged on rocks or near moving bodies of water in the jungle. Due to its unique semi aquatic lifestyle, this plant can be grown successfully submerged in the aquarium or emerged in a high humidity terrarium, paludarium or vivarium. 

Java Fern Lace is adored because of its compact bushy growth and feathered lace-like, green leaves attached to a thick green rhizome. It is important when planting, that this rhizome remains unburied.

In the aquarium, Microsorium pteropus var. windelov works well when attached to hardscape such as driftwood or stones to ensure the rhizome is free of debris that may cause it to rot.

Microsorium pteropus var. windelov, is a relatively easy to care for plant that requires low to medium light and minimal fertilization or CO2 supplementation. Java Fern Lace is ideal for large aquariums, small aquariums, terrariums and paludariums.

Although this plant may be a slow grower in the aquarium, with enough time and care, it will begin to flourish and become more compact and fuller.

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