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MOSS: Taxiphyllum Sp. Flame (Flame Moss) - ON ROCK

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Common Name: Flame Moss

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Advanced

Light Demand: Medium

Co2 Demand: Medium

Fertilizer Demand: Medium

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Description: Taxiphyllum sp. Flame, often referred to as Flame Moss, is a captivating aquatic moss known for its unique growth pattern that resembles flames reaching upwards. This moss belongs to the genus Taxiphyllum and is highly sought after in the aquascaping community for its distinctive appearance. Originating from Southeast Asia, Flame Moss adds a touch of artistic flair to aquariums, creating the illusion of flickering flames within the underwater landscape.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Taxiphyllum sp. Flame
  • Genus: Taxiphyllum
  • Origin: Southeast Asia
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Lighting Requirements: Low to Medium
  • CO2 Requirement: Low to Medium
  • Temperature Range: 59-77°F (15-25°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Fragmentation

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Taxiphyllum sp. Flame thrives in low to medium lighting conditions. While it can adapt to lower light levels, providing moderate light enhances its growth and the vibrancy of its flame-like structure.

2. Substrate: This moss can be attached to various surfaces such as rocks, driftwood, or mesh pads. While it doesn't demand a nutrient-rich substrate, liquid fertilization can aid in promoting healthy growth.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: Taxiphyllum sp. Flame benefits from low to medium CO2 supplementation and standard aquarium fertilization. These conditions support its unique flame-like appearance and ensure lush growth.

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 midground or background placement, Flame Moss creates a striking visual impact with its upward-reaching fronds. It can be used to accentuate hardscape elements or create a focal point in aquascapes.

6. Propagation: Propagate through fragmentation. Simply cut a portion of the moss and attach it to a new surface. Over time, it will spread and form a visually stunning moss carpet.

7. Challenges: Taxiphyllum sp. Flame is generally hardy, but stable conditions are essential for its optimal growth. Ensure that lighting, CO2 levels, and nutrient availability remain consistent.

Flame Moss is a favorite among aquascapers for its artistic and eye-catching appearance. Whether used to mimic flames or to add texture to underwater structures, Taxiphyllum sp. Flame elevates the aesthetics of aquariums. With its moderate care requirements, this moss offers aquarists the opportunity to create visually striking and dynamic aquatic landscapes.



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