Microsorum Pteropus Needle Leaf

Aquatic Plants
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Microsorum Pteropus Needle Leaf, more commonly known as Java Fern Needle Leaf, is a beautiful rarity in planted aquaria. Highly coveted for its unique appearance, Java Fern Needle Leaf features extremely narrow foliage when compared to more common variants of this aquatic plant. Smaller leaves with dense growth patterns make Java Fern Needle Leaf very suitable for all types of planted aquarium tanks or as an accent aquatic plant paired with larger species in standard planted aquarium tanks. Care requirements are seldom and the aquatic plant is fairly forgiving in a wide range of aquarium environments making all Java Fern species loved by beginner and seasoned aquarists alike.

What we like about this plant:

  • Beautiful ribbon-like leaves.
  • Java Fern makes a great space filler in planted tanks.
  • Extremely easy-going and great for low maintenance aquarium tanks.
  • Unique slender leaf shape.

Java Fern Needle Leaf's care is comparable to that of aquatic plants such as Anubias, Bucephalandra, Cryptocoryne, and Aquatic Moss. Microsorum Pteropus will thrive in low to medium light settings with good flow and a clean water column. Aside from this, optimal conditions include CO2 injection and a light fertilizing routine using a quality aquarium plant fertilizer. Java Fern can be attached directly onto aquarium driftwood or in the crevices of aquascaping stones or hardscape layouts. We recommend using it to fill spaces between aquarium driftwood layouts to really fill in the aquarium and add a sense of maturity to the planted aquarium. Java Fern is an epiphytic aquarium plant and care should be taken to ensure that rhizomes are kept above any 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 Needle Leaf
Care  Easy 
Lighting Low 
CO2 Recommended
Suggested Placement Midground to Background 
Propagation Separate rhizome and attach
Growth Rate Slow to Moderate
Height 5-12"

Our potted aquarium plants are kept under strict fertilizer dosing regimes and are provided with CO2 injection in their holding tanks.

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