Microsorum Pteropus Philippines Mini, more commonly known as Java Fern Philippines Mini is a beautiful species in the Java Fern family. It is extremely decorative and features smaller leaves with a fresh green hue. A closer look will reveal a lovely pattern on its leaves surface as well. The slender leaves remind us of Java Fern Narrow Leaf but Philippines Mini is even more narrow. Being of the same species as regular Java Fern, Java Fern Philippines Mini is a great beginner aquarium plant as it is extremely hardy and does not require extensive, specialized care to thrive in a planted aquarium tank. Java Fern species work well in low-light conditions and the species as a whole is very forgiving in a wide range of aquarium tank water parameters. Lower levels of CO2 injection along with minimal fertilizing can help yield better, more robust growth as well. This aquarium plant will also do great in brackish aquarium tank conditions!
Java Fern Philippines Mini is also an epiphytic aquarium plant, meaning it can be easily attached directly onto aquarium driftwood or aquascaping rocks using thread or superglue. Java Fern Philippines looks great when used in larger groups and provides a valuable refuge for skittish or smaller freshwater fish and shrimp. Once growing properly, regular pruning of browned leaves or overgrowth should be performed to ensure it remains a lovely feature within the aquarium tank.
|Suggested Placement||Midground to Background|
|Propagation||Separate rhizome and attach|
|Growth Rate||Slow to Moderate|
Our potted plants are kept under strict fertilizer dosing regimes and are provided with CO2 injection in their holding tanks.
Shipping, Returns and Refunds
Live plants are shipped Monday through Thursday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.
Rimless aquariums will be shipped throughout the week via UPS 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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