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Java Fern Mat (Microsorium Pteropus) 3" x 2.5"

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Java Fern (Microsorium Pteropus) | Mat

Microsorium Pteropus, commonly known as Java Fern, originates from Southeast Asia. Java Fern is a very popular plant and not surprisingly so because it is very versatile and easy to keep. The plant produces long, dark green leaves. The roots of Java Fern should not be buried in the substrate. They will attach themselves to hard surfaces such as rocks and wood. This plant will do well even in tanks with aggressive fish because its leaves are not palatable to most of them. The plant can grow up to 10 inches long and can be used in mid to background.

Care Guide For Java Fern

Java Fern will easily adapt to most aquarium conditions and does not require high lighting. It is a rather slow-growing plant, and older leaves, when they become too crinkled and blackened, should be trimmed or removed. However, black spots on the underside of leaves do not indicate damage. Rather, they are spores from which new plants will grow.

  • Minimum Lighting Required: Low
  • Temperature Range: 64-86°F
  • Tank Placement: Midground

In aquariums, the plant should be anchored to rocks, wood, or other hard surfaces such as decorations or 3-D backgrounds. Use cotton thread or scaper's glue to attach the plant, or simply tuck into crevices.

Java Fern is also available potted, bareroot, and in other varieties, including, Narrow Leaf, Trident and Windelov Lacy.

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Reviews (6)

  • 5
    You can't go wrong
    Posted by Stephanie Tomlinson on 20 Nov 2022

    This is a great way to add plants to your aquascaoe without the work and worry of tinkering with your substrate too much. Just goes in and stays where you place it.

  • 5
    Nice for background
    Posted by Vicki Duncanson on 29 Aug 2022

    These plants came in great shape.

  • 5
    Posted by Robert DeKeulenaere on 22 Feb 2022

    I received a really nice specimen. Best plant I have bought from Modern Aquarium. Clean and nice & vibrant.

  • 4
    This was the ONLY plant you sent that was worth the money!
    Posted by sean reid on 28 Jan 2021

    I would have given you a 5 star however, again the plants received didn't look like the web page plant I based my purchased! Not impressed!!!!!

  • 5
    Java Fern Mat
    Posted by Unknown on 15 Aug 2020

    I purchased the java fern mat and it arrived healthy and looks just like the picture. I just placed it on top of the substrate in the background and it looks fantastic!

  • 5
    Posted by Brian A. Manning on 21 May 2020

    Never have encountered such fantastic java ferns, they are huge!