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Microsorum Pteropus "Wrinkled Leaf" - On Rock
  • Microsorum Pteropus "Wrinkled Leaf" - On Rock

Microsorum Pteropus "Wrinkled Leaf" - On Rock

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Common Name: Java Fern Wrinkled Leaf

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Easy

Light Demand: Low

Co2 Demand: Low

Fertilizer Demand: Low

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Description: Microsorum Pteropus "Wrinkled Leaf," also known as Wrinkled Leaf Java Fern, is a distinctive variant of the classic Java Fern celebrated for its textured and crinkled foliage. Belonging to the Polypodiaceae family, this fern originates from Southeast Asia and has gained popularity among aquarists for its unique leaf structure. The leaves, characterized by their wrinkled appearance, add a touch of individuality and aquatic elegance to aquarium landscapes.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Microsorum Pteropus "Wrinkled Leaf"
  • 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, Adventitious Plantlets

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Wrinkled Leaf Java Fern thrives in low to medium lighting conditions. It adapts well to various light intensities, making it suitable for a range of aquarium setups.

2. Substrate: Similar to other Java Fern varieties, Wrinkled Leaf Java Fern is often attached to driftwood, rocks, or decor items. The rhizome should not be buried in the substrate. The wrinkled leaves create an interesting contrast against different surfaces.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: This fern is undemanding when it comes to CO2 and nutrient levels. It can flourish without additional CO2 supplementation, and its nutrient requirements are minimal.

4. Pruning: Trim damaged or yellowing leaves close to the rhizome. With a slow growth rate, Wrinkled Leaf Java Fern requires minimal pruning, allowing aquarists to appreciate its unique leaf texture.

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. It can adapt to various water hardness levels.

6. Placement: Ideal for midground or background placement, Wrinkled Leaf Java Fern adds an element of texture and uniqueness to aquascapes. The wrinkled leaves make it a distinctive focal point.

7. Propagation: Propagate through rhizome division or adventitious plantlets. The plantlets, forming along the edges of the leaves, can be carefully detached and planted as new individuals.

8. Challenges: Wrinkled Leaf Java Fern shares the hardiness and adaptability of other Java Fern varieties, making it suitable for both novice and experienced aquarists.

Microsorum Pteropus "Wrinkled Leaf" stands out for its fascinating leaf texture, offering aquarists an opportunity to introduce a unique and textured element into their aquarium designs. Whether used as a standout feature or as part of a diverse aquatic composition, Wrinkled Leaf Java Fern adds a layer of sophistication and aquatic charm to the underwater environment.



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