Microsorum pteropus


For many aquarium inhabitants retreat areas are very important and only enable their species-appropriate attitude.
To grow well, the java fern requires natural substrates of wood or stone as in its natural habitat.  These plants, as rheophytes and with their strong root system, are firmly anchored on roots or stones at fast-flowing waters and cascades. Half coconut shells with an "entrance" are very popular. In combination with the emerging plant Microsorum pteropus, the coconut half looks particularly decorative.




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Plant profile

Genus: Microsorum
Species: pteropus
Family: Polypodiaceae
Origin: South East Asia
Light: medium – low
Temperature: 22-28°C
Growth rate: slow -moderate
Area: On wood or rock
Height: up to 40 cm
pH: 5-8
Water hardness: very soft to hard
Co2: 0-10 mg/l
Propagation: daughter plants from leaves and roots