Microsorum pteropus, commonly known as Java fern after the Indonesian island of Java, can be found in Malaysia, Thailand, Northeast India and some regions of China. It is a highly variable plant with several different geographic varieties that vary in leaf size and shape.
Java fern is one of the most popular aquarium plants in the hobby due to it’s beauty and easy care. They can grow in low light conditions and a wide range of water parameters. The mini version is perfect for any tank size due to their smaller leaves.
The plant can be attached directly onto driftwood, rocks or any aquarium decoration using thread or glue. Make sure to keep the rhizomes above your substrate or the plant can begin to rot. Propagation is easy and straightforward; simply cut or pull apart rhizomes to be replanted.
|Growth Rate:||Slow - Medium|
|Light Demend:||Low - Medium|
|Temperature:||60 - 83°F (15 - 28°C )|
|pH Range:||6.0 - 7.5|
|Location:||Midground - Background|
|Propagation:||Separate by Rhizome|
|Purchase Size:||20 - 30 Leaves|