Java Moss (Vesicularia Dubyana) 4oz Cup

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About This Product

This is a creeping plant that grows on rocks, bogwood, etc. It thrives in dim light and likes warm temperatures. You should, however be careful when purchasing this plant. There are many mosses tagged as Java, but many of them are not meant to be grown underwater. A good dealer will know the difference. The genus name for Java moss is Vesicularia Dubyana.

Note: Many companies claim to have this in stock, only to give a substitution. WE HAVE IT IN STOCK..

NOTE: This is "real" Java Moss (Vesicularia Dubyana), not "Willow moss" that most other companies try to substitute. (sold in a 4 oz portion cup: 4 oz by volume not by weight)

  • Common Name: Java Moss
  • Family Name: Hypnaceae
  • Native To: South America
  • Lighting: Medium
  • pH: 5.5-9
  • Growth Demands: Difficult
  • Growth Form: Moss
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement In Tank: Midground
  • Available As: Portion

Customer Reviews

  • 3
    Slow Growing

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 20th 2018

    I've had this plant for 3 months and it hasn't grown much if at all. I was fertilizing twice a week under low light conditions and nothing really happened. I've recently returned to a T5 light setup and CO2 injection and it is still a slow grower. The plant is still very green and looks healthy. I did receive a lot of this plant so that helps. Maybe it will take a bit longer to establish...

  • 5
    Full cups

    Posted by JPC on Jan 17th 2018

    Ordered two cups, portions were generous, could have ordered one and been just as satisfied.

  • 4
    Fast Delivery!!

    Posted by TravisᅠKragh on Oct 13th 2016

    I got 3 products, moss/marimo balls, dwarf hairgrass, and java moss. Both the hairgrass and the marimo's are awesome and alive. The moss however got a little cold on the truck i think, and i dont think im so lucky with it... next time i guess i should choose next day instead of 2nd day... but on another note i am starting to see a tiny bit of green on the moss, its in my 55gal CO2 infused aquarium, so it may live 8D!! Thanx nonetheless Update: Everything died except moss balls, and i dont believe it would have been anything I did... i would say try to find someone who sells the real products.

  • 5
    Java Moss way more than "small portions"

    Posted by Craig Woodhull on Jan 17th 2015

    I ordered two portions .Came in separate baggies.Took out my rather large piece of driftwood. Broke up the moss, still have plenty. Great buy!

  • 4
    Small portion but

    Posted by Paul Sucietto on Feb 27th 2014

    I know that you don't need any once it grows and I'll add to this when it starts (slow growing).

  • 1
    1 order is... a tablespoon full?

    Posted by Patrick Bewley on Dec 5th 2013

    I ordered 3 bunches of this, after reading the reviews. Last reviewer stated "golf-ball sized in a cup". Yet, what I received MIGHT have ALL fit into a golf-ball, and with plenty of room to spare for more. The small ziplock contained a portion thinner than a pencil, and about as much area as a dollar bill.

  • 5

    Posted by Huw Powell on Feb 4th 2011

    I bought two golf balls, I don't know why I bothered with two, but I did. i was on a roll on my first order! Once this plant is established, you will never need more, and can go into business selling it. Anyway, I shoved them both into holes in an old chunk of wood I put in my new 75. Two weeks later, both are "java mossing" - growing pretty green tendrils attached to the wood and looking happy. Oh, and few bits that "got away" seem to be colonizing other parts of my tank, too. Let's hope the tetras decide it's good baby-making material! I used to work at a pet store in the 80s that got the only good plants around. The plants I bought here remind me of that quality.

  • 3

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 4th 2011

    This is my 3rd order with, and i got a couple bunches of the moss. A lot of it came in brown and the pieces were pretty small. Fast forward a few months and it has grown back slowly, as expected for the plant.

  • 2
    Portion smaller than in the past

    Posted by MF on Sep 3rd 2010

    I've bought java moss from aquariumplants before and the portion size was bigger. The first portion, about a year ago, was roughly the size of a tennis ball. The most recent portion came in a golf ball sized tupperware-like container. 40% of the contents was dead. The remaining 60% is still alive in our low-tech tank. Expect about 40% of this moss to be brown upon arrive (even next day air). This is the only so-so product I have received from aquariumplants.

  • 4
    Generous Portion

    Posted by Perry on Nov 2nd 2008

    I was impressed with the portion size and price of this java moss. 5 stars on portion size, I only give 4 stars because of the amount of "brown" java moss received. I would still recommend it.

  • 2

    Posted by LoriᅠTucker on Jul 6th 2008

    I took the dive and bought an entire Pound of this stuff!! I was Very excited to get it but that soon passed as I stood at the sink for over an hour picking out all the brown!! The moss was very coarse, lots of brown layered parts in it. I was not too happy and emailed these guys but never heard back. That wasnt the only thing that day that did not arrive healthy. It was about 50/50 as far as healthy plants versus unhealthy-soon to be dead plants in that order. I havent ordered since. I would I guess if I knew they would be decent quality or that I'd at least get a reply when I email customer service..........

  • 5
    My Bettas Love It!

    Posted by Julie on Sep 21st 2006

    My Bettas love this Java Moss. They rest on it, or under it, depending on their moods. It's so beautiful too. sent it to me very quickly, and it was very well wrapped up and protected, so that when it arrived, it was alive and healthy! I am very happy with both the service and the plant!