- Low-Maintenance Aquarium Plant
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Medium Light, Low Light)
- Aquatic Watering Needs
- Mature Height 4 inches
- Pet Safe
Looking for a showy addition to your fish tank? Java Moss is a low-maintenance aquatic plant that will provide shelter for your fish while also keeping your tank healthy by oxygenating the water. This plant is versatile, growing well in low-light conditions. Easy for beginners—planting is as simple as throwing it in your tank. It will grow on its own from there!
Best Locations For Growing Java Moss
Your Java Moss plant is a great addition to any fish tank. Because it thrives in a variety of light conditions, it will do well in any room.
Java Moss Light Requirements
This is a hardy, easy-to-grow plant that doesn’t need much light to thrive. If you have low lighting in your tank, the plant will simply be darker in color and more spread out. Higher lighting will produce a more compact, denser plant.
Java Moss Care
Java Moss is easy to care for. Simply throw it in your aquatic tank and it will grow. You can also choose where it will grow by burying the roots in gravel or tying it to something in the tank. One of the most common issues with Java Moss is algal growth. A good way to treat this problem is to dowse the plant with a weak solution of hydrogen peroxide. But be careful, as hydrogen peroxide can kill fish and invertebrates if not used cautiously. Natural ways to avoid algal growth are avoiding light that is too powerful, and making sure to balance light, nutrients and carbon dioxide in your aquarium.
Watering Java Moss
Because Java Moss is an aquatic plant, there is no need to water it. Just make sure the water temperature is kept between 69-75 degrees Fahrenheit. The plant can thrive in temperatures of up to 86 degrees, but its growth will be slower in warmer water.
Feeding Java Moss
Java Moss does not need fertilizer to grow well, but it can grow faster with a little feeding. The best fertilizers to use are liquid additives that go into the water column.
Java Moss Information
|Light Exposure: Low Light, Medium Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: wide range of water parameters|
|Pet Friendly: Yes|
|Kid Friendly: Yes|
|Air Purifier: High|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 4 inches|
|Mature Spread: 4 inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Bright Green|
|Temperature: 59° - 82°F (15° - 28°C)|
|Humidity: High (80%+)|
|Common Name: Java Moss|
|Other Name(s): Java Moss|
|Scientific Name: Taxiphyllum barbieri|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.