Java Fern - Microsorium pteropus - Leptochilus decurrens - Live Aquatic Plant


Java Fern - Microsorium pteropus - Leptochilus decurrens

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Family: Polypodiaceae
Common Name: Java Fern
Proper Name: Microsorum pteropus
Category: Ferns and Mosses
Temperature: 18 - 30 C
PH: 5.0 - 8.0
Lighting: Very Low
Growth Rate: Slow
Difficulty: Very Easy
Origin: Southeast Asia
Position in Aquascape: Mid-Ground
Java Fern - Microsorum pteropus is a water fern from Asia, 15-30 cm tall, which should be grown on a root or stone, attached with fishing line until it has gained a hold. If it is planted in the bottom, do not cover the rhizome because it will rot. Easy to propagate by splitting the horizontal rhizome. A hardy plant which grows in all conditions. The black spots under the leaves are sporangia (reproductive organs), not signs of disease as many believe.