Microsorum Pteropus Java Fern Narrow Leaf is a highly variable species, and new varieties are easily bred. Microsorum pteropus ‘Narrow’ has narrower leaves, which grow at a less acute angle from the stem than the normal Microsorum pteropus. Leaves becomes 10- 20 cm and a rhizome from 10-15 cm or more. The plant attaches readily to roots and stones. A decorative plant, which is also suitable for smaller aquariums
Beautiful ribbon-like leaves.
Java Fern makes a great space filler in planted tanks.
Extremely easy-going and great for low maintenance aquarium tanks.
Unique slender leaf shape.
Java Fern Needle Leaf’s care is comparable to that of aquatic plants such as Anubias, Bucephalandra, Cryptocoryne, and Aquatic Moss. Microsorum Pteropus will thrive in low to medium light settings with good flow and a clean water column. Aside from this, optimal conditions include CO2 injection and a light fertilizing routine using a quality aquarium plant fertilizer. Java Fern can be attached directly onto aquarium driftwood or in the crevices of aquascaping stones or hardscape layouts. We recommend using it to fill spaces between aquarium driftwood layouts to really fill in the aquarium and add a sense of maturity to the planted aquarium. Java Fern is an epiphytic aquarium plant and care should be taken to ensure that rhizomes are kept above any substrate or the plant can begin to rot. Propagation is easy and straightforward; simply cut or pull apart rhizomes to be replanted/reattached.
Java Fern Needle Leaf
Suggested Placement Midground to Background
Propagation Separate rhizome and attach
Growth Rate Slow to Moderate