Java Fern Narrow (Microsorium Pteropus)
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 roots of Java Fern are designed to attach to hard surfaces such as rocks and wood. In aquariums, the plant should also be attached to rocks, wood or other hard surfaces such as decorations or 3-D backgrounds.
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.
Caring For Java Fern
Java Fern will easily adapt to most aquarium conditions and does not require high lightning. It is a rather slow growing plant and older leaves, when they become too crinkled and blackened, should be trimmed or removed.
- Minimum Lighting Required: Low to Moderate
- Temperature Range: 59-83°F
- Tank Placement: Midground or Background
Java Fern is one of the easiest plants to start with. The plant should adjust to the new environment very quickly.
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Very healthy plants. Perfect for my 5-gallon aquarium
This came healthy, alive, and easy to add to my tank. I'm very happy with it
Product arrived promptly and as promised. Fish loved it.
Arrived on time and looks great.
Very nice plant with 9 perfect leaves, well packed.
Very good quality...packaged well
Plant came in perfect, undamaged, and with baby ferns already forming on some of the leaves. Not as full as image implied, but a very good plant nonetheless.
Great quality, very healthy. I’m new at this and learned a few days after planting not to plant these in the substrate. I wish the description had specified this. A search filter for growing conditions (substrate vs floating… could be nice for beginners).
I'm slowly planting my 55 gallon tank with real cichlid friendly plants. All the plants are healthy, great roots and a very good size. They don't get lost in my tank.
The plants arrived in great condition, a little smaller than expected but nothing wrong with them so I am happy with them and I recommend them to anyone else..
Good size for the smaller aquarium with the narrower leaves and smaller footprint. Provide great coverage for shy fishes and small fry !
A really nice plant. No rhizomes, but hopefully soon!