Microsorum pteropus 'Green Gnome', on Mesh Pad
Genus : Microsorum
Specie : pteropus ´Green Gnome´
Origin: Southwestern India
Area/Height : Mid-ground up to 15 cm
Light : medium – low
Temperature : 22 – 28°C
Growth : slow
pH : 5 - 8
Water hardness : soft to hard
CO2 :10 to 30 mg/l
Propagation : daughter plants from leaves and roots
This form of Microsorum pteropus was found in the Western Ghats in Southwest India. There it colonizes shady places in the spray-water zone of streams and cascades.
In its submerged form, 'Green Gnome' is a compact, small plant with a maximum height of about 15 cm. The emersed plant grows a little taller. This Java fern variant is also very attractive by its slightly bullate leaf structure with accentuated venation, resembling Microsorum pteropus 'Philippine'.
This compact, small, slowly growing fern is perfectly suitable as epiphyte for Micro aquariums and aquascapes.
Microsorum pteropus 'Green Gnome', on Stainless Steel Pad
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