Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) on 3+ inch Driftwood
Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) on 3+ inch Driftwood
Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) on 3+ inch Driftwood
Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) on 3+ inch Driftwood
Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) on 3+ inch Driftwood
Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) on 3+ inch Driftwood
Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) on 3+ inch Driftwood
Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) on 3+ inch Driftwood
Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) on 3+ inch Driftwood

Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) on 3+ inch Driftwood

Regular price$ 18.99
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Java Fern is one of the hardiest, most versatile aquarium plants, and we are glad to offer it already attached to a driftwood piece!

Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) is an attractive, popular, and low-maintenance plant for the freshwater aquarium.  Its long, bright green leaves provide a beautiful aquascape as well as important refuge and grazing areas for shrimp and fish as well as their fry.  Unlike many plants, Java Fern attaches itself to and propagates on aquarium décor.  We offer this exquisite plant attached to an attractive 3+ inch driftwood piece which can be placed anywhere in the aquarium.

Java Fern is relatively slow-growing, at least initially.  It only requires low to moderate lighting and nutrient rich water, although its growth rate can be increased through CO2 injection/supplementation.  It reproduces through rhizome division and the production of offshoots, and it thrives in most areas of the aquarium.  Java Fern should not be planted with its rhizome (roots) buried in the substrate because it will rot and recede.  Due to its delicate leaves, it should not be housed with large crayfish, medium to large cichlids, goldfish, or any other animals that are prone to excessively picking at plants.

Like most plants, Java Fern will benefit from supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, nitrogen and other plant supplements.

No aquarium plant distributor/nursery/wholesaler/retailer can or will guarantee their plants to be 100% snail free. We cannot guarantee our plants will be snail free.


What We Like About This Plant:
  • Attractive bright green leaves
  • Thrives when attached to driftwood or rockwork
  • Extremely easy care
  • Requires low to moderate lighting
Care Guidelines:
  • Temperature: 60° - 83° F (15° - 28° C)
  • pH: 5.5 - 8.0
  • Lighting: Low to moderate
  • Origin: Indigenous to Southeast Asia, cultivated in Taiwan nurseries
  • Aquarium placement: Middle to background
  • Care: Easy to moderate
All Aquatic Arts brand plants and animals come with a 100% live arrival guarantee, plus free email support!

For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

Shipping Schedule for this service

UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday

Current Handling Time:

1-9 business days

Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

Shipping Rate

Pricing is by size of package needed to fill entire order and distance it must travel. It will be calculated at checkout.



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