Microsorum Pteropus (Needle Leaf)


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Microsorum Pteropus (Needle Leaf)

Microsorum Pteropus commonly known as Needle Leaf Java Fern, is highly sought-after in the aquarium hobby. This is because the needle leaf variant is unique with thin, slender leaves that grow no wider than half an inch wide. The leaves of this variety are the thinnest within the Java Fern family, even more so than the Java Fern Narrow Leaf variety. It is a popular background plant or focal point plant because the leaves will easily fill the space and create a mesmerizing effect in any planted aquarium.

Java fern is one of the most popular aquarium plants in the hobby due to its beauty and easy care. They can grow in low light conditions and a wide range of water parameters. The plant can be attached directly onto driftwood, rocks or any aquarium decoration using thread or glue. Make sure to keep the rhizomes above your substrate or the plant can begin to rot. Propagation is easy and straightforward; simply cut or pull apart rhizomes to be replanted.


Price for a rhizome with 5 to 10 leaves, grown submerged.

Plant Info:

  • Package: Rhizome with 5 to 10 leaves
  • Type: rhizome
  • Family Name: Polypodiaceae
  • Origin: Indonesia
  • Care: Easy
  • Light demand: Low
  • CO2: Low
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Height (cm): 10 – 20
  • Propagation: Cut along the rhizome