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Monosolenium Tenerum (Pelia) - LOOSE
  • Monosolenium Tenerum (Pelia) - LOOSE

MOSS: Monosolenium Tenerum (Pelia) - LOOSE

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Common Name: Pelia

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Medium

Light Demand: Low

Co2 Demand: Low

Fertilizer Demand: Low


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Description: Monosolenium Tenerum, commonly known as Pellia Moss or Liverwort, is a charming aquatic plant valued for its compact size and serene appearance. This liverwort belongs to the family Monosoleniaceae and is appreciated for its moss-like growth pattern, creating a carpeting effect in aquariums. Originating from Asia, Monosolenium Tenerum is a popular choice among aquascapers for adding a touch of tranquility and natural beauty to aquatic environments.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Monosolenium Tenerum
  • Family: Monosoleniaceae
  • Origin: Asia
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Lighting Requirements: Low to Medium
  • CO2 Requirement: Low
  • Temperature Range: 59-77°F (15-25°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Division

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Monosolenium Tenerum thrives in low to medium lighting conditions. It can adapt to lower light levels but benefits from moderate light for more vibrant growth.

2. Substrate: This liverwort can be attached to various surfaces such as rocks, driftwood, or mesh pads. While it doesn't require nutrient-rich substrate, it benefits from water column fertilization.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: Monosolenium Tenerum is undemanding when it comes to CO2 and nutrient levels. It can flourish in setups with low to moderate CO2 supplementation and standard aquarium fertilization.

4. Water Parameters: Maintain a temperature range of 59-77°F (15-25°C) and a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0-7.5. It can adapt to various water hardness levels.

5. Placement: Ideal for foreground or midground placement, Monosolenium Tenerum forms a dense and compact carpet. Its low growth habit makes it suitable for creating a tranquil and natural-looking aquatic landscape.

6. Propagation: Propagate through division. Simply cut a portion of the liverwort and attach it to a new surface. Over time, it will spread and form a lush carpet.

7. Challenges: Monosolenium Tenerum is generally hardy but may be sensitive to sudden changes in water conditions. Providing stable parameters and ensuring adequate lighting will promote healthy growth.

Monosolenium Tenerum is a delightful addition to aquariums, bringing a sense of calmness and natural beauty. Whether used to create a mossy carpet or to add texture to hardscape elements, this petite liverwort adds a touch of tranquility to aquatic environments. With its ease of care and adaptability, Monosolenium Tenerum is a fantastic choice for both beginners and experienced aquascapers alike.



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