Ferns

Ferns are slow-growing aquatic plants that need little to no light. They will thrive either submersed or emersed, so can be found in terrariums as well as aquariums.

A hardy plant that can easily root on wood or rock.  Black spots beneath the leaves are reproductive organs.

Java Fern

(Microsorium pteropus)

Lighting: Low
Temperature: 64-86°F
Tank Placement: Midground

Triple-split edges on each leaf, which gives it a beautiful and dense bushy aspect as it grows.

Java Fern Windelov (Lacy)

(Microsorium pteropus v. 'Windelov')

Lighting: Low
Temperature: 64-86°F
Tank Placement: Midground

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Java Fern Half-Mat 3x2.5

(Microsorium pteropus)

Lighting: Low
Tempearture: 64-86°F
Tank Placement: Midground

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Java Fern Mat 3x5

(Microsorium pteropus)

Lighting: Low
Tempearture: 64-86°F
Tank Placement: Midground

Slow growing aquatic fern similar in appearance to java fern, but leaves are rippled and there are multiple leaves on each stem.

Bolbitis, Broad Leaf

(Bolbitis heteroclita)

Lighting: Low
Temperature: 68-80°F
Tank Placement: Midground

The finely branched leaves are very decorative and provide good contrast to other leaf shapes.

Water Sprite - Indian Fern

(Ceratopteris siliquosa)

Lighting: Low
Temperature: 68-86°F
Tank Placement: Background

An easy growing aquatic fern with bright green lacy leaves.

Water Sprite - Lace leaf

(Ceratopteris thalictroides)

Lighting: Moderate
Temperature: 71-82°F
Tank Placement: Background