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Microsorum Pteropus "Green Gnome" - On Rock
  • Microsorum Pteropus "Green Gnome" - On Rock

Microsorum Pteropus "Green Gnome" - On Rock

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Common Name: Dwarf Java Fern

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Easy

Light Demand: Low

Co2 Demand: Low

Fertilizer Demand: Low

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Description: Microsorum Pteropus "Green Gnome," also known as "Java Fern Green Gnome," is a charming variant of the widely popular Java Fern. A member of the Polypodiaceae family, this aquatic fern is cherished for its compact size, vibrant green coloration, and distinctive leaf shape. Originating from Southeast Asia, "Green Gnome" is a versatile and undemanding plant that brings a touch of elegance to aquariums. Its manageable size makes it suitable for smaller tanks or as a foreground or midground accent in larger aquascapes.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Microsorum Pteropus "Green Gnome"
  • Family: Polypodiaceae
  • Origin: Southeast Asia
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Lighting Requirements: Low to Medium
  • CO2 Requirement: Low
  • Temperature Range: 68-82°F (20-28°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Rhizome Division

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: "Green Gnome" Java Fern thrives in low to medium lighting conditions. It adapts well to subdued light, making it suitable for aquariums with various lighting setups.

2. Substrate: While Java Ferns can attach to hard surfaces, they do not require planting in the substrate. Attaching "Green Gnome" to driftwood or rocks using thread or fishing line is a common practice.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: "Green Gnome" Java Fern is not demanding when it comes to CO2 and nutrient levels. It can thrive in aquariums without additional CO2 supplementation, and nutrient requirements are minimal.

4. Pruning: Trim any damaged or yellowing leaves close to the rhizome. Avoid burying the rhizome in the substrate, as this can lead to rot.

5. Water Parameters: Maintain a temperature range of 68-82°F (20-28°C) and a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0-7.5. "Green Gnome" Java Fern can adapt to various water hardness levels.

6. Placement: Ideal for foreground or midground placement, Java Fern "Green Gnome" adds a touch of sophistication to the aquascape. Its compact size makes it suitable for smaller aquariums.

7. Propagation: Propagate through rhizome division. As the plant grows, new plantlets develop along the rhizome, and these can be separated and attached to other surfaces.

8. Challenges: Considered an easy-to-care-for plant, "Green Gnome" Java Fern is resilient and well-suited for beginners. It is known to withstand a variety of conditions.

Microsorum Pteropus "Green Gnome" is a delightful addition to planted aquariums, bringing the classic beauty of Java Fern in a more compact form. With its undemanding nature and adaptability to different tank sizes, it offers aquarists an opportunity to introduce the elegance of ferns to their aquatic landscapes.



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