Microsorum pteropus


The most popular fern specie in aquatics is probably Microsorum pteropus. The Asian fern is widespread and is considered very variable with different growth sizes and leaf shapes. As a typical rhizome plant, root timber or stone material is optimal for it as substrate. Our Microsorum covered mangrove roots are best suited for the beginners in aquaristics: Easy to handle when setting up the aquarium, as well as having a strong, natural effect. Microsorum is undemanding in care and grows well even in the shadiest areas.




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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