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Java Fern And Java Moss On Wood

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  • Easy Aquarium Plant & Decor
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Low Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 13.5 inches
  • Pet Safe

Java moss has a lush, delicate texture that wonderfully complements the fern structure of Java fern. This duo can be placed at the base of taller plants to offer protection for fish eggs. Both plants are easy to grow and will adapt to almost any freshwater aquarium setup. Java fern and java moss come from Southeast Asia and, more specifically, the island of Java in Indonesia. 

Best Locations For Growing Java Fern and Java Moss on Driftwood 

The java moss and java fern are already attached to a piece of driftwood, so you can simply place the piece in your aquascape. Be sure not to bury the roots of java fern into the aquarium substrate, which can kill the plant. These plants prefer a pH range of 5 to 8, and water temperatures from 70 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Both grow slowly and can be pruned for shape and size. 

Java Fern and Java Moss on Driftwood Sunlight Requirements

This aquatic plant combination thrives in low to moderate light levels. It can be placed under the overhanging leaves and stems of larger plants. Too much light is detrimental for the plant’s health as it promotes algae growth.

Java Fern and Java Moss on Driftwood Care

Java Moss does not have roots, but rather these sticky little “feet” called rhizoids. It can be grown in the open as well as being placed under other taller foliage. This plant is easily propagated by dividing the primary plant into several smaller pieces. 

Watering Java Fern and Java Moss on Driftwood 

As an aquatic plant, it does not require any additional watering. It absorbs water and nutrients directly through their stems and leaves.  

Fertilizing Java Fern and Java Moss on Driftwood

This stunning plant combination grows well without any liquid fertilizer. It draws nutrients from the water in the aquarium as it returns oxygen to the water.

Java Fern And Java Moss On Wood Information

Light Exposure: Low Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Unknown
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 13.5 inches
Mature Spread: 6-8 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Red
Foliage Description: Green-Colored Aquatic
Temperature: 70° - 75°F (21° - 24°C)
Humidity: Extremely High - Underwater
Common Name: Java Fern And Java Moss On Wood
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Leptochilus pteropus, Vesicularia dubyana
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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