Taxiphyllum 'Biosphere-Ball'


Taxiphyllum barbieri is erroneously called Java moss. “Real” Java moss, Vesicularia dubyana, has been gradually phased out since the 1970s in favour of Taxiphyllum barbieri. This is a undemanding and highly variable moss that displays several different growth habits. It grows well even in heavily shaded areas and is very tolerant of different water conditions. Anchoring the plants to logs and rocks will help create moss landscapes.




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Plant profile

Genus: Taxiphyllum
Species: barbieri
Family: Hypnaceae
Origin: South East Asia
Light: medium – low
Temperature: 22-28°C
Growth rate: moderate
Area: On wood or rock
Height: 5-10 cm
pH: 5-9
Water hardness: very soft to very hard
Co2: 0-20 mg/l
Propagation: division