Microsorum Pteropus Driftwood

Aquatic Plants
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Java Fern is a beginner-friendly aquarium plant!
This Java Fern is conveniently pre-attached to a small piece of aquarium safe driftwood.
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Microsorum Pteropus, commonly known as Java Fern, is a classic genus in the planted tank hobby that consists of many variations and species. Java Ferns are well-known for being hardy and suitable for beginner hobbyists looking to keep live aquarium plants. Highly adaptable, Microsorum Pteropus plants will tolerate a wide range of aquarium conditions and water parameters. This aquatic plant is also epiphytic and will grow well when attached to porous surfaces such as aquarium driftwood or stones. This quality makes Java Fern a top candidate for filling in open spaces in an aquascape where additional greenery is desired. Its leaves are a rich green tone and contrasts well against darker scape material. 

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 overall appearance. Care should be taken to ensure the rhizome is not buried to prevent damage to the plant. Once established, Java Fern will readily produce new growth that can be propagated by gently pulling new plants off and reattaching as desired.

Average Size:
Small: 3-4"
Medium: 5-6"
Large: 7-8"

Common Name Java Fern
Microsorum Pteropus
Care Easy
Lighting Low
Suggested Placement Attach to wood or stone
Propagation Separate rhizome
Growth Rate Slow to Moderate
Leaf Size Varies
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