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(Information written by Aquarzon based on actual growing experience, observations and research. Please do not copy any information or photos)
Portion Size : 1 portion will contain either 2 large leaves OR 3 small/medium leaves depending on what is most healthy and best available
Some leaves may have babies. leaves may have roots or no roots.
Being a fern, it can easily grow babies from the leaves themselves, so it does not need roots.
Growth Speed : Medium-Fast
Difficulty Level : Easy
Temperature : 10-30°C
PH Range : 6.0-7.5
Min. Light Needs: Medium
Origin : America, Southeast Asia
Ceratopteris Pteridoides is a relatively unique floating fern plant that can grow large leaves and it can grow babies right from the leaves itself without roots (Aquarzon has taken photos to show this which can be seen on this listing).
This plant which is also known as Antler Fern is relatively unique, especially considering that it is a floating fern (Ceratopteris is understood to be the only genus within homosporous ferns that is exclusively aquatic).
Aquarzon observes this plant propagating mostly by growing babies around the edge of the leaves. This is not surprising considering that it is a fern. It is a less common propagating method as most floating plants (for example Red Root Floaters and Hygroza Aristata) usually propagate mostly or solely from their stalk/petiole/base rather than directly from the leaves itself.
It is suitable for both aquarium and ponds.
Aquarzon recommends this plant for aquariums or ponds that need a larger type of floating plant with a unique leaves pattern.
At first glance, it might not look like usual ferns like Java Fern (Microsorum genus) which aquarium hobbyists usually come across. And that observation is right. This is because this fern species is from a different family, a different subfamily. different genus (Ceratopteris genus).
In aquariums, it can provide some shade and natural shadow effect and absorb excess nutrients effectively.
This large floating plant can act as a safe area for labyrinth fish like betta and gourami to build their bubble foam nests.
In ponds, it can help reduce algae by providing shade as well as absorbing excess nutrients.
Based on Aquarzon's research, it grows in both rivers and still water. As such, this plant is suitable for both aquarium and pond purposes, regardless of whether there is water flow or not. Ceratopteris is also the only genus within homosporous ferns that is exclusively aquatic. This large-growing plant is pan-tropical. Pteridoides is the species under the Ceratopteris genus under the Parkerioideae subfamily of the family Pteridaceae.
We are continuing to observe this plant and will post our new bservations on this page once we have concluded our long term observations after 1 year.
PHOTO OF A LARGE LEAF
PHOTO OF SMALL/MEDIUM LEAVES
PHOTO OF A MOTHER LEAF WITH BABIES
PHOTO ILLUSTRATING GROWTH STAGE OF A BABY FROM A MOTHER LEAF