Vendeur: hypsolebias (4.666) 99.5%, Lieu où se trouve: Glasgow, Glasgow (City of), Lieu de livraison: EuropeanUnion, Numéro de l'objet: 262329408755 Species: Fern, Water Type: Fresh, Water Temperature: Tropical, Difficulty Level: Beginner, Les Détails: This is an offer for 5 (five) bunches of Microsorum pteropus (Java Fern). Each bunch contains 7 (seven) leaves as shown in the photo. You are getting 35 loose plants in total. More than just beautiful, this plant is quite undemanding and easy to cultivate, even doing well in poorly lit tanks and without extra nutrients or CO2. It's also an ideal plant to use in setups that contain burrowing or vegetarian fishes, since in general they will not disturb it. When well adapted, it reproduces easily, and the reproduction is quite interesting: the daughter plants are born on the edge of the leaves of the mother plant and grow right there, clinging on it with their little roots. With time the daughters grow until they release themselves from the mother, and float around until they get entangled on something. The hairy roots adhere easily. This plant should not be buried in the gravel, but rather fixed to rocks and driftwood, leaving its roots loose in the water. The roots eventually attach themselves to the rock or wood. Plant's Summary: Scientific Name: Microsorum pteropus (Blume, 1933) Common Names: Java Fern Family: Polypodiaceae Origin: Southeast Asia Plant Structure: Rosette with Rhizome Carbonate Hardness: 2° - 15° pH: 5.0 - 8.0 Temperatrure Range: 15°C - 30°C Lighting: Medium Growth Rate: Slow Planting Position: Mid-ground Height: 20 - 35 cm Width: 5 - 15 cm Keeping: Less Demanding Propagated From: Eyes of the rhizome or from the plantlets on the leaf Can Be Grown Emersed: Yes Cultivation in the aquarium is not problematic as long as the rhizome is tied to rock or driftwood and not planted directly into the substrate. It can be easily reproduced from small adventitious plants which are formed on the older leaves. These new plants should be attached to a rock or driftwood with a thin wire, rubber band or fishing line until new anchor roots have been formed. Once new rhizomes have formed these can be taken off and planted onto more rocks or driftwood. It can also be done with cotton thread, as this dissolves in water after about two months. This plant does particularly well with fish that are normally detrimental to plants, on account of its relatively bitter taste. The plants are sent from Glasgow (Scotland). We can accommodate most circumstances of combining postage to cover costs if you order more items from us. If there are any questions you have then please get in touch before you make the purchase. Thanks for looking and enjoy your hobby!