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Microsorium pteropus 'Narrow Leaf'
Microsorium pteropus 'Narrow Leaf'
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Microsorium pteropus 'Narrow Leaf'

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Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow' (Java Fern 'Narrow'):

Key Characteristics:

  1. Leaf Shape: Narrow-leaved and relatively small.
  2. Color: Rather light green in color.
  3. Size: Leaves reach a length of about 10-30 cm and a width of more than 1 cm.
  4. Placement: Very nice when attached to driftwood.
  5. Suitability: Especially suitable for smaller aquariums.

Cultivation and Care:

  1. Variety Names: Also known as Microsorum "Minor". Not to be confused with other forms of Microsorum pteropus, such as "Needle Leaf."
  2. Growth Pattern: Relatively small and narrow-leaved variety of Java fern.
  3. Attachment: Thrives when attached to driftwood or other decorations.
  4. Aquarium Size: Particularly suitable for smaller aquariums due to its size.
  5. Leaf Size: Leaves can reach a length of 10-30 cm, making it an attractive choice for smaller setups.

Aquascape Usage:

  1. Aesthetic Appeal: Very appealing when attached to driftwood, adding an interesting texture to the aquascape.
  2. Size Suitability: Ideal for smaller aquariums where its size is well-suited.
  3. Versatility: This can be used to create intricate and visually pleasing designs in nano tanks or smaller aquascapes.

Care Tips:

  1. Attachment: When planting or attaching to driftwood, ensure the rhizome is not buried in the substrate; instead, let it be exposed to avoid rotting.
  2. Lighting: While not extremely demanding, providing moderate to low lighting is sufficient for healthy growth.
  3. Compatibility: Compatible with a variety of tank mates and can thrive in diverse water conditions.
  4. Propagation: Propagate by splitting the rhizome into smaller portions and attaching them to new surfaces.

Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow' is a captivating and manageable variety of Java fern that adds a touch of elegance to smaller aquariums. Its narrow leaves and light green color make it a versatile choice for aquascaping, particularly when placed on driftwood or other decorations. Ensure proper attachment to enhance its aesthetic appeal and follow basic care guidelines for healthy growth in smaller aquatic environments.