Java Fern (Microrsorum Pteropus) - "Black Forest" Encrusted on 2" Natural RED
Small to medium size Java Fern with leaves between 4-5" long
Strong, upright leaf growth with upward pointing tips
Strong stems and leaves emerge from medium size rhizomes
Deeper and darker green veining and leaf texture relative to other varieties
Black Forest has great visual interest as jet black sporangia (reproductive
organs) appear in dots on underside of aging leaves as they prepare to reproduce
Deep, dark sporangia are likely the real reason for this variety's name.
Overall height on ‘home’ stone is 3-6”
Overall spread on ‘home’ stone is 4-7”
Similar spread and height create a balanced plant
Lava stones used in this item are naturally organic and inert, natural red
in color and approximately 2' in size
Slow to medium growth rate, very easy care and maintenance
Place anywhere in the water column – no substrate necessary – excellent
JavaOnLava plants are well-anchored to their ‘home’ stones prior to
shipping (the hard part has been done for you)
JavaOnLava plants need no weights and are designed to be moved and removed
entirely for maintenance, then replaced - limited only by imagination
JavaOnLava plants are handmade and unique. Each is similar in size, etc.
but may appear different than the pictures.
JavaOnLava plants will quickly acclimate to their new home and steadily
increase in size and spread
JavaOnLava plants are ready for your fresh or brackish water habitat upon
arrival whether new or established
Java Ferns are epiphytes (they don’t use soil or gravel) – please don’t
bury the rhizome or they will perish
JavaOnLava is passionate about plants – especially, Java Ferns. We believe
Java Ferns are the easiest, most versatile and most-likely-to-be-successful
plants available to the aquarium enthusiast today. Java Ferns come in a wide
array of shapes, sizes, colors and growth habits that will survive, acclimate
and flourish in wide-ranging water conditions – Java Ferns are flexible,
adaptable and forgiving plants. Survivors and thrivers, Java Ferns are the
perfect choice for all experience level aquarium hobbyists.
We let nature be the guide. Java Ferns attach themselves to rocks and roots in
their natural environment. JavaOnLava plants are individually handcrafted to
mimic this process. Time is the next key ingredient - waiting for the plant to
anchor itself to its new ‘home’ and thrive.
JavaOnLava plants are grown fully submerged for a minimum of six months and
are heavily encrusted with roots anchoring their ‘home’ stone. Our plants are
ready for your new or established aquatic habitat immediately upon arrival and
provide instant décor and habitat for nearly all underwater creatures.
Attached to an organic, natural chunk of lava rock, the plant and the hobbyist
are provided important advantages and opportunities. Completely moveable and
removable, JavaOnLava plants are ‘designed-for-redesigning’ and making
maintenance easy and fun. Lift, prune, even wash in the sink and return to the
same or a new spot – it’s that easy – no roots in your substrate to restrict
imagination. No replanting, no weights, no fertilizer tabs.
JavaOnLava plants are a ‘double’ natural water filter. Java Ferns thrive in
high fish load environments and consume resulting ammonia – actively removing
it from the water. The natural lava ‘home’ stones are also an ideal
environment for natural nitrifying beneficial bacteria to colonize and thrive.
We sell high-quality, variety-specific Java Fern (Microsorum Pteropus) plants
specifically for submerged habitats like aquariums and paludariums. We care
deeply for our plants and take pride in shipping only plants that we personally
would be excited to receive. We ship happy and healthy plants ready to thrive
in your aquatic habitat. We are passionate about our plants and we know you
will be too.
We have done the hard part – waiting for the Java Fern plant to anchor itself
to its home and thrive.
JavaOnLava is a family-run very small business. Our ‘Earth Headquarters’ is
located in the Mid-Atlantic Region and 100% of our propagation, growing and
shipping occurs proudly in the United States.
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