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Ceratopteris sp. China - Bulk Pack of 10 Nos
  • Ceratopteris sp. China - Bulk Pack of 10 Nos

Ceratopteris sp. China - Bulk Pack of 100 Nos

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Common Name: Oak Fern New

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Medium

Light Demand: Medium

Co2 Demand: Low

Fertilizer Demand: Low


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Plant Pictures shown are of Submersed Grown Plants in Aquariums under Optimum Plant Growing Conditions. Plants Sent are grown in Farms in Emmersed or Submersed Conditions depending on variety. Hence, Plant/Leaf Structures may vary from that shown in pictures. When they are grown submersed in aquariums under Optimum Growing Conditions as required by the Plant (Light, Co2 and Nutrients) they will get the appearance as shown in pictures

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Description: Ceratopteris sp. China, commonly known as the Chinese Water Fern, is a delightful aquatic fern that brings a touch of grace to freshwater aquariums. As a member of the family Parkeriaceae, this fern species is native to various regions in Asia. It is characterized by its finely dissected, feathery leaves that form an intricate and delicate appearance, creating a captivating display in aquariums. The lacy fronds of Ceratopteris sp. China add a dynamic and elegant element to aquascapes, making it a favored choice among aquarists.

This fern is known for its adaptability and ease of care, making it suitable for both beginner and experienced planted tank enthusiasts.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Ceratopteris sp. China
  • Family: Parkeriaceae
  • Origin: 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: Adventitious plants, spores

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Ceratopteris sp. China thrives in low to medium lighting conditions. While it can adapt to lower light levels, providing moderate light enhances its growth and appearance.

2. Substrate: This fern is versatile when it comes to substrate requirements. It can be anchored in the substrate or left floating in the water, attaching itself to decorations. If planted, a nutrient-rich substrate can contribute to its overall health.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: Ceratopteris sp. China has low CO2 requirements and can absorb nutrients from the water. While it may not demand additional CO2 supplementation, providing a balanced liquid fertilizer helps support its growth.

4. Pruning: Pruning is typically minimal for Ceratopteris sp. China. Trim any yellowing or damaged fronds as needed. As a fast grower, it may benefit from occasional thinning to maintain an attractive appearance.

5. Water Parameters: Maintain stable water parameters with a temperature range of 68-82°F (20-28°C), a slightly acidic to slightly alkaline pH between 6.0-7.5, and moderate water hardness.

6. Placement: Ceratopteris sp. China is suitable for both midground and background placement in aquariums. Its feathery fronds can add a graceful backdrop or be used to create intricate foreground features.

7. Propagation: Propagate Ceratopteris sp. China through adventitious plants or spores. Adventitious plants develop along the leaves and can be gently detached and replanted. The plant can also produce spores, leading to the formation of new ferns.

8. Challenges: Ceratopteris sp. China is generally considered an undemanding plant. However, it may be sensitive to sudden changes in water conditions. Ensuring stability in the aquarium will contribute to its well-being.

Ceratopteris sp. China is a beautiful and adaptable fern that adds a touch of aquatic elegance to aquariums. With its delicate fronds and ease of care, it is a wonderful choice for aquarists looking to enhance the aesthetic appeal of their underwater landscapes.



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