Java Fern Mat 3x5 (Microsorum pteropus)

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About This Product

Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) grown in a 3 x 5 inch mat consisting of 35 to 45 stems! Very easy to grow...does not need much light. (Hieght varies from 8" to 18") Very convenient for planting large groupings of java fern.

  • Common Name: Java Fern
  • Family Name: Polypodiaceae
  • Native To: Asia
  • Lighting: Low
  • pH: 5-8
  • Growth Demands: Easy
  • Growth Form: Rosette
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement in Tank: Mid
  • Available As: Bare Root Mat

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    Worth it.

    Posted by Ian MacDonald on Mar 28th 2017

    This was the first item I used when I started getting into planted tanks. The pad itself seems small, but it it had at least 10 separate rhizomes. I glued most of them to pieces of lava rock and set them in my 10g, and they look great. All the broad leaves really give my tank livestock places to chill out for a bit. The bigger eaves started propagating fairly quickly as my tank is really crowded. I did get snails from these, so I guess you can dip them in some kind of solution before planting. I just got an Assassin and let it do the work.

  • 5
    Great Plants

    Posted by Robert G on Nov 17th 2016

    Largest, tallest, and best looking Java Fern I have seen. Much better than retail stores which tend to be pretty small for the $s. Purchased 4 mats for 55 gallon.

  • 5
    Just what I expected

    Posted by Michelle on Apr 7th 2016

    I separated the mat and was very happy with the quantity for the price. The plants were larger and healthy.

  • 4
    A LOT of plant!

    Posted by amanda graner on Oct 16th 2015

    Plant is very healthy and grows nicely. LOW light. My only problem is there's too much of it!!! The matt is a little sloppy, hindsight... would have bought it attached to rock. Overall great product.

  • 5
    hugh portion

    Posted by john newman on Dec 25th 2014

    Once I seperated this It turned out to be more than I expected. Great amount for a 55 gal or larger. It is now the center piece of my 29gal

  • 5
    Very pleased with Java mat.

    Posted by Terri Gordon on Nov 3rd 2013

    The Java mat I received was absolutely spectacular. It was loaded with healthy, clean, quality plants.Many look like they are beginning to develope plantlets on the adult leaves. I will definitely be ordering another mat soon. I hihgly recommend getting this mat.

  • 2
    A lot of plant... but also planaria

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 18th 2012

    The amount of Java fern is excellent, but also introduced tons of planaria into my tank.

  • 5
    Tough as nails plant

    Posted by Matthew Pusic on Jun 20th 2012

    Great plant mat here with many plants...seperated alot of it to place in various places...Tough plant and tough to kill...I even ordered another mat today

  • 5

    Posted by Brandon Nakagawa on Mar 1st 2011

    got my java fren mat in today..wen i open was beautiful.all green only one little dead leaf.other then that i love them

  • 5
    Very nice plants

    Posted by Michelle Taber on Jul 15th 2010

    Plants arrived right on schedule and were tall, healthy, nice dark green with full roots; not a single damaged one! Large and many more and than I expected!

  • 5
    jave fern mat

    Posted by JEANNINEļ¾ ARCHER on Feb 12th 2009

    Gorgeous! This arrived very quickly. All the leaves were intact and a beautiful red-brown color. Very generously sized, I had more than enough to do several aquariums. Two thumbs up!