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#1 JoeDizzleMPLS

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 11:25 AM

Scientific Name: Microsorum pteropus 'needle leaf'
Common Name: Needle Leaf Java Fern
Lighting: Very Low
Difficulty: Very Easy
Temp: 64f - 86f
pH: 5.0 – 8.0
Origin: Asia
Growth Rate: Slow
Tank Position: Attached to Hardscape

Needle leaf java fern is a variation of java fern with long skinny leaves, these leaves may reach nearly a foot in length. This is a very undemanding plant that can be attached to rock or driftwood. They absorb most of their nutrients through the leaves, so fertilizing the water column can help speed up growth. These plants will not only survive, but also grow in very low lighting conditions.

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#2 davery08

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:22 PM

maybe a dumb question, but it states you can attach it to hardscape..

say i have a piece of driftwood that has a branch that is just in the middle of the water.. could i attach it to that piece or does it need to be attached to a piece of hardscape that is on the bottom so the roots can bury??
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#3 Trav

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:09 PM

Anywhere on the hardscape, it's roots don't need to be in the substrate.

#4 XiDiS

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:45 PM

I really like the look of these ones.... even more than the regular Java Fern
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