Common Name- Java fern
Water Conditions- Approx. 70 - 80
degrees, Some water movement, good water quality.
Known for being very salt tolerant.
pH- 5.0 - 8.0
Will tolerate mildly brackish conditions.
Light- Will survive in lower light
conditions, but does best with moderate light.
Size- Root systems will grow new
plants, will get to about 12 inches high.
Cultivation- Roots must be exposed.
Will anchor to stone, brick or porous surface.
as a particularly hardy, low light plant that will tolerate some
salt, it's roots
will anchor in any stone, brick or rough surface. A
variety of species are in the hobby, and the
variety grown here is the standard hobby form
originally from the Phillipines. With adequate light,
fertilizer and good consistent water quality this plant
will grow well. Clumps can become quite large,
and in a centerpiece form it can easily grow to be a
foot across. At its largest, it will get to about
a foot tall.
Another advantage is though some fish will eat the
leaves of this plant, most find the leaves either
too tough or poor tasting to bother with. Some of the
goodeids will eat plants, for example, but rarely
is the java fern leaves ever bothered.
For maximum cultivation, the plant produces shoots from
its leaves as it ages. Grown here as free
floating clumps in most tanks, the new shoots can be
easily seen and removed, to be grown out in a
separate tank used for growing new plants- where the
light is brighter, all plants are exposed to
the light, etc.
All of the tanks
here are also treated with
Rapid Grow Aquarium Plant fertilizer, assuring
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