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African Bolbitis fern

The fern Bolbitis heudelotii is a fine and much appreciated aquarium plant with very beautiful transparent leaves. Bolbitis prefers soft water with pH below 7 and it responds to CO2 enrichment of the water with a nice growth. In alkaline water, however, the leaves can develop black spots. It is easily reproduced by adventitious shoots and rhizome cuttings, though adventitious plants occasionly develops, too. It is easily grown on both rocks and roots much like Microsorum. You can greatly enhance the application of this plant -try to take a look at the article Plants cultivated on stones and treeroots!
Author: Tropica



Christmas Moss

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Java Fern ( Microsorium pteropus )

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Microsorum pteropus
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Scientific Name: Microsorum pteropus
Common Name:
Distribution: South-East Asia
Height: 20-35
Width: 12-18
Light Required: low-high
Temperature: 22-30
pH: neutral
Ease of care: easy
Notes: Microsorum pteropus is a water fern and is found attached to roots and rocks in Nature. The olive green leaves grow from a horizontal rhizome. To begin with the new plant should be attachedto the substrate with a thin wire or a rubberband until new anchor roots have been formed.
Microsorum pteropus does not require any special attension and survives and even grows at very low light intensities although at a lower growth rate. It accepts very soft water and up to even brackish water. Microsorum pteropus is easily reproduced from small adventitious plants which is formed on the older leaves. This process is induced if the leaf floats at the surface and the new plants grow bigger.
The black spots forming on the a baxial leaf side is not due to pathogens as often interpreted but rather sporangia needed in the sexual reproduction of the plant. You can greatly enhance the application of this plant - try to take a look at the article Plants cultivated on stones and treeroots! Also, the article Microsorum pteropus 'Windeløv' and Microsorum pteropus 'Tropica' provides more thorough information. See also fish-proof plants from Tropica Aquarium Plants.
Author: Tropica
  • Java Fern ( Microsorium pteropus ) is a hardy deep green plant, almost indestructible.
  • It can be grown under low to high lighting conditions
  • It's rhizome can be split like anubius to create more plants.
  • Attach this plant to wood or rock to create wonderful aquascapes
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Java Fern LG

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Java Lace Fern


This plant likes low to medium lighting.
1 Rhizome



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