Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow Leaf'


Microsorum is a very variable species with many different leaf varieties. In addition to broad-leaved forms, there are varieties with very narrow leaf blades. The variety 'Narrow Leaf' refers to the 1-2 cm wide leaves, which with a length of 20-30 cm is rather smaller than the stem form. Like all Microsorum species, the plant grows best on stone and especially on root wood. Because of its graceful growth, this variety is found quite often in larger layouts of aquascaping artists. Of course, the narrow-leaved java fern also works well in a normal aquarium.




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Plant profile

Genus: Microsorum
Species: pteropus 'Narrow Leaf'
Family: Polypodiaceae
Origin: South East Asia
Light: medium – low
Temperature: 22-28°C
Growth rate: slow
Area: Background
Height: 20-30cm
pH: 5-8
Water hardness: very soft to hard
Co2: 0-10 mg/l
Propagation: daughter plants from leaves and roots