Microsorum pteropus is a water fern which should be grown on a root or stone, attached with fishing line until it has gained a hold. If it is planted in the bottom, do not cover the rhizome because it will rot. Easy to propagate by splitting the horizontal rhizome. A hardy plant which grows in all conditions. The black spots under the leaves are sporangia (reproductive organs), not signs of disease as many believe.
Height; 15-30 cm Width; 12-20 cm Light; very low-high Temp; 18-30'C
pH; 5-8 Growth; Slow Demands; Very Easy
Text from Tropica
Photo by Dusko Bojic.