Taiwan Moss 'Taxiphyllum taiwan' Portion

$7.98

Taiwan Moss 'Taxiphyllum taiwan' Portion

$7.98
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Description

Plant Specifications:

Origin:

Asia

Care:

Easy

Light Requirements:

Low to Medium

Placement:

Attached to Rock or Driftwood, or Free Floating

Size:

8 - 10cm tall

Nutrient Requirements:

Low Nutrient and Low CO2 Supplementation Recommended

Preferred Water Chemistry:

pH 6-8

Growth:

Slow

Plant Description:

Taiwan Moss or Taxiphyllum taiwan is part of the Hypnaceae family of aquatic mosses. They are native to shaded waterways throughout tropical areas in Asia. Due to its unique habitat in the wild, this plant can be grown successfully submerged in the aquarium, or emerged in a high humidity terrarium, paludarium, or vivarium. 

Taiwan Moss has the ability to grow on most surfaces in the aquarium. This variety is adored because of its versatility and natural ambiance. Taxiphyllum taiwan is unique in that it can be used in cooler or warmer water aquariums. This moss tends to be used as a carpeting plant or attached to the back wall of the enclosure to create a moss wall. Java moss also works well when attached rock or wood to soften up hardscape.

In the aquarium, Taxiphyllum taiwan is a relatively easy to care for plant that requires low to medium light and minimal fertilization or CO2 supplementation. Moss is ideal for small aquariums, nano aquariums, shrimp tanks, 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 spread.

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