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Java Fern (Microsorium Pteropus)

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Java Fern (Microsorium Pteropus) | Set of Two

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.

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Reviews (19)

  • 5
    great condition

    Posted by Mychal on 15 Sep 2021

    shipped and received in 2 days. Great condition and plant seems to be doing well in tank.

  • 5
    Java fern

    Posted by Lee on 24 Aug 2021

    Plant came in great shape and was very large. Big enough to put in background and hide my heater and drop tube. Couldn't be more pleased.

  • 5
    Prime quality Java ferns!

    Posted by Evan on 24 Jul 2021

    I ordered 4 Java ferns and they came in medium size. Nice and green and pest free!

  • 5
    Java fern

    Posted by Unknown on 1 Jun 2021

    Looks amazing. I got 2 of them will definitely get more

  • 5
    Java fern

    Posted by Julie Pelletier on 26 Apr 2021

    Very nice plant delivered quickly and in great shape

  • 5
    Nice plants

    Posted by Cecilia Hardman on 7 Apr 2021

    Great value! Ordered and received two healthy green java fern plants. Very happy with this item. Will purchase again!

  • 4
    Java Fern

    Posted by Jacob on 15 Nov 2020

    The plants came in very green and healthy! They fit in my tank very well and they help fill up the tank environment!

  • 5
    Just like I visioned!

    Posted by Blaine on 22 Oct 2020

    When I scaped my tank in my head I saw a large leafy plant holding down the background and when my new Java ferns arrived I was pleasantly surprised that they fit that vision to a T. New plants look great and are doing well. Love it!

  • 4
    Good sized plant

    Posted by Vanessa on 12 Oct 2020

    Java ferns were a little brown when I received them, but they seem to be bouncing back now. I am happy with the size of the plant and add a really great look in my betta aquarium.

  • 5
    Really nice plants!

    Posted by Rebecca Swartz on 6 Oct 2020

    Both Java Fern were in excellent condition, and were packaged carefully, with no leaves caught in the fold. I'm very happy with the plants I'm receiving from Modern Aquarium!

  • 5

    Posted by PAUL VALENTINE on 28 Sep 2020

    Healthy set. great deal. Thanks Modern Aquarium

  • 5
    Java Fern

    Posted by Unknown on 28 Aug 2020

    Arrived healthy and are doing well. Plants were twice the size of plants I’ve paid the same price for.