The Microsorum family is made up of a good number of aquarium ferns that can root on logs or decoration.
Microsorum ferns have a rhizome that should not be completely buried, to prevent it from rotting over time. Aquarists usually fix it to some decorative object in the aquarium, avoiding burying it.
They are slow growing, a great advantage if we don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to the aquarium. Old leaves must be removed to encourage the appearance of new shoots.
Some of the most popular Microsorum species are:
Microsorum pteropus is native to Southeast Asia and belongs to the aquatic ferns.
It can reach a height between 20 and 30 centimeters in height, with the right conditions, which are: high humidity, heat and at the same time, some shade.
The culture must be semi-submerged, so that the bulb is not completely buried.
Its multiplication is vegetative, dividing the rhizome into two or more parts, which have an eye or stem.
See: Java fern