Microsorum pteropus

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Microsorum pteropus is a water fern from Asia, 15-30 cm tall, which should be grown on a root or stone, attached with fishing line until it has gained a hold. If it is planted in the bottom, do not cover the rhizome because it will rot. Easy to propagate by splitting the horizontal rhizome. A hardy plant which grows in all conditions. The black spots under the leaves are sporangia (reproductive organs), not signs of disease as many believe.

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Type: Rhizomatous
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Origin: Asia
Difficulty: Easy
Growth Rate: Slow
Maximum Height: 15 - 30+
Aquarium Area: Background
Temperature: 25 - 27
Light: Low
CO2 Demand: Low

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