Microsorum pteropus (Java fern)

  • Dimensions: up to 50cm
  • Model: P2020920 944
  • Origin: Asia
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Originating from Asia the Microsorum pteropus is one of many different varieties of this species, each with their own leaf shape.

This plant is extremely undemanding and will grow best tied to rock or wood. Light isn't an issue as this plant will grow well in both low lighting and high lighting tanks.

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by Laura S. on 8/4/2021

Quick delivery, came in amazing condition and are doing really well in my tank. Definitely recommend!

by Pamela D. on 3/4/2021

Arrived in quickly and in excellent condition. Was extremely well packaged. Seems to be flourishing in my tank. Would definitely buy from Aqua Essentials in the future and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others.

by Julie C. on 1/4/2021

Good sized healthy plants. Well packed.

by Sarah S. on 29/3/2021

I am a completey beginner with aquarium plants, and have set up my first planted tank. After copious amounts of research I decided java fern was one of the best plants to get. It looks beautiful in my tank and is growing well. I never noticed any "melting" leaves and my fish love it.

by Norma P. on 28/3/2021

As always excellent service and delivery. Plant are really healthy and in great condition on arrival.

by Hadyn R. on 27/3/2021

Arrived in great condition and doing very well in my aquarium

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Is this ok in a non CO2 tank?


This plant does fine without CO2 (even better with!)

Hi. Is the price per pot? Thanks.


Yes :)

helo is pesticides used on the plants ,would they be safe for a shrimp tank?

No pesticides are ever used on our plants and they are safe for use with shrimp tanks.

Hi what price can you do on 30-40 plants if i were to order, as that price is a bit steep to buy in decent numbers

10% off for that qty

As you don't use pesticides as per a previous comment, is there a chance of having snail arrive on a plant? (it's not an issue if there is as I have some snail ravanous dwarf loaches, but just wanted to know)

Does the plant actually come in/with the pot?


Highly unlikely any snails on the plant as they’re kept out of water

Plant comes with pot

pot was too deep for my substrate so i took it out and squashed the filling down to about 3 inches by half an inch plant appears be doing well after nearly a week is this ok


will probably rot like that. Best tied to wood or rock.

can i add 3 of these to an existing order which i am expecting to be delivered this Tuesday (2/2)?


We cannot add to orders at the current moment - sorry

I'm looking at purchasing a java fern as I'm a beginner, will I need to treat the plant for snails


Depends. If you 100% don't want snails, then your only option is to choose tissue cultured plants. However, this plant isn't available in tissue culture form.

That said, this plant is kept above the water line which dramatically reduces any chance of pests like snails. It's not therefore a guarantee, but it's highly unlikely you'll have an issue.

Do I need to remove this from the pot?



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