Common Name: Lace java fern, Windelov java fern
Proper Name: Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov'
Category: Ferns and Mosses
Temperature: 15 - 30 C
PH: 5 - 8
Growth Rate: Slow
Demands: Very Easy
Position in Aquascape: Mid-Ground
Several cultivars of Java fern exist. These include the "narrow leaf" Java fern, the "needle leaf" Java fern, the "Windelov" Java fern and the "lance leaf" Java fern. Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov' is a patented variety of Microsorum pteropus, named after Tropica's founder Holger Windelov. Its finely branched leaf tips make it one of the most beautiful aquarium plants. A hardy and easy plant for both beginners and the more experienced. Best results are obtained by planting it on a stone or tree root. If planted in the bottom the horizontal rhizome must not be covered. This plant is not eaten by herbivorous fish.