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Microsorum pteropus 'Trident'

°C
°dKH
Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Midground
Difficulty: very easy
Growth: slow

Synonyms: 
  • Microsorum pteropus 'Fingers'

Habit, plant type:

  • rhizome or creeping stem
  • epiphyte or epilith
  • fern
Botanical name [?]: Microsórum ptéropus (Blume) Copeland

Major group (unranked): Ferns (Monilophytes)
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Polypodiaceae
Genus: Microsorum

Description: 

Microsorum pteropus "Trident" is an uncommon Java fern form that probably comes from Sarawak (Borneo). Its leaves have 2 to 5 frontal lobes on each side. The middle and lateral lobes are very narrow, much like in the Java fern variety "Needle Leaf".

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Light low to high 
Temperature tolerance 4 to 30 °C
Optimum temperature 20 to 28 °C
Carbonate hardness 0 to 10 °dKH
pH value 5 to 7.5 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 10 to 40 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) 10 to 50 mg/l
Phosphate (PO43-) 0.1 to 3 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 5 to 30 mg/l
Iron (Fe) 0.01 to 0.5 mg/l

Growth: slow

Propagation: Proliferating leaves, Proliferating roots, Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: no

Winter hardiness: not hardy in Germany

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