This is a real aquatic fern with a creeping rhizome that attaches itself to rocks and wood. The leaves are pinnate, dark green and somewhat transparent
- Common Names - Synonyms:
- African Water Fern
- Origin - Distribution:
Like with the Anubias plants, the rhizome should not be covered with substrate. For this reason, it is better attached to wood or rock. The roots have a firm grip. It is a slow growing plant, with up to 3 new leaves per month. It can grow in lower light, but as with most plants CO2 injection and medium light work well. Some people reported blackening/burning of the leaves, this was mainly due to low nutrient levels in the water column.
It can be propagated by cutting the rhizome with at least three leaves. The size of the leaves seems to be mostly influenced by the thickness of the rhizome.
In aquascapes it is most often used as a stable midground plant. However, keep in mind that as the plant ages leaves can grow quite long as shown in the 160 thousand liters “Florestas submersas” aquascape created by Takashi Amano.
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