Tissue culture plants are cultivated in sterile lab settings ensuring your plant is free from pests, snails and algae! These are young specimen that are grown in emersed forms. Gel should always be removed prior to planting.
LIVE PLANTS ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO STRESS AND DAMAGE FROM TRANSIT - This may appear in the form of minimal melt, leaf loss, cosmetic damage, etc. Refunds or replacements will not be issued for plants with viable root systems or that die out of our care.
Java Fern is a classic aquatic plant for beginner aquarists!
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Microsorum Pteropus, commonly known as Java Fern, is a classic aquarium plant in the planted tank hobby. A fantastic choice for beginner aquarists, Java Fern has earned a reputation for being nearly bulletproof as it almost requires some effort to kill and will tolerate a wide range of aquarium conditions. Microsorum Pteropus Gold Sparkle is a newer variation that produces varying tones of green. New leaves are lighter in color and slowly darken as the plant matures, making for an interesting view in the planted aquarium. Java Fern Gold Sparkle is also epiphytic, making it versatile with placement and a great choice for adding additional greenery in sparse areas of the aquascape layout. Its rhizome can be attached to aquarium driftwood or in between cracks of stone and over time, the plant will self-attach. Like most aquarium plant species, Java Fern can be grown in low tech conditions, but the addition of CO2 injection will produce a noticeable difference in growth rate and appearance.
Microsorum Pteropus can be attached directly to driftwood, rocks, or any aquarium decoration using thread or glue. Make sure to keep the rhizomes above your substrate or the plant can begin to rot. Propagation is easy and straightforward; simply cut or pull apart rhizomes to be replanted/reattached.
|Common Name||Java Fern|
|Suggested Placement||Midground to Background|
|Propagation||Separate rhizome and attach|
|Growth Rate||Slow to Moderate|
Shipping, Returns and Refunds
Live plants are shipped Monday - Friday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday and Friday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.
Rimless aquariums will be shipped throughout the week via UPS or Fedex Ground. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.
Hard goods can be returned up to 14 days after receipt of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.
Due to its nature, we are unable to accept returns for live plants. In the unlikely event you are unsatisfied in any way, please contact us ASAP. We provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.
To be eligible for a refund/store credit, please contact us within 12 hours of receiving it and provide a photo of the item in its original packaging.
No worries, we’ll take care of everything as long as it fits the guidelines above.
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