Microsorum pteropus 'Petite'


Like the ′Needle Leaf ′ variety, the Java fern variety ′Petite′ has narrow leaves but stays considerably shorter and more compact. The leaf blades are also sometimes slightly bent and have slightly wavy edges. Thanks to its small size this variety is also ideally suited to small aquaria. The variety ‚Petite‘ has been produced using targeted selection especially small plants are picked out and propagated by means of meristem culture in the plant laboratory. Like all Java ferns, this variety also grows best when attached to wood and stone.




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Plant profile

Genus: Microsorum
Species: pteropus ´Petite´
Family: Polypodiaceae
Origin: Cultivar
Light: medium – low
Temperature: 22-28°C
Growth rate: slow
Area: Middleground
Height: up to 20 cm
pH: 5-8
Water hardness: very soft to hard
Co2: 0-10 mg/l
Propagation: daughter plants from leaves and roots