Taxiphyllum sp. "Spiky Moss"

Spiky moss

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Nano tanks
Difficulty: easy
Growth: medium

Common names: 
  • Spiky moss
  • Peacock moss

  • Taxiphyllum sp. ''Peacock moss''

Habit, plant type:

  • moss / liverwort or fern prothallium
Major group (unranked): Mosses (Bryophyta)
Order: Hypnales
Family: Hypnaceae
Genus: Taxiphyllum


The hitherto unidentified Taxiphyllum species that is called "spiky moss" in Singapore is in our opinion identical with "peacock moss".

- To be continued -

Light low to high 
Temperature tolerance 12 to 34 °C
Optimum temperature 20 to 28 °C
Carbonate hardness 0 to 14 °dKH
pH value 5 to 8 
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: medium

Propagation: Splitting, cutting off daughter plants

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: unknown



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