EXTREMELY RARE BUTTERFLY MOSS - Plagiomnium sp. "Butterfly"
Quality Control Policy - Indoor Grown, Free from Outdoor Pests & Frequent Plants Health & Algae Check
Fast Delivery - 95% delivered within 1-3 days after posted
Submersed Grown Quality Policy -95% of our plants are patiently submersed grown in our aquarium to help you avoid plant transition melting issues that affect many tissue culture & emersed grown plants when planted underwater in an aquarium
(Information written by Aquarzon based on actual growing experience, observations and research. Please do not copy any information or photos)
Portion Size : Around 5 X 5 cm
Portion Type: Loose/Unattached
Growth Speed : Medium-Slow
Difficulty Level : Easy-Medium
Temperature : 10-28°C
PH Range : 5.5-7.5
Min. Light Needs: Low-Medium
Origin : Unconfirmed
Butterfly Moss is an extremely rare moss worldwide with rounded shape leaves, It is so rare that the only 2 specialised international places in the world that offered them of which both were out of stock as of early 2019 and these were where the Butterfly Moss were sold by 1 inch single strand. Aquarzon is happy to be able to propagate slowly over a year to sufficient amounts to be able to offer our customers portions much more than just 1 inch single strand. Each portion by Aquarzon will be multiple strands, enough to cover a minimum size of 4 X 4 cm.
The Butterfly Moss that Aquarzon grows is 100% true Butterfly Moss. As it is so rare, we started off with just a few inches and had to slowly grow it over a year to be able to have enough to offer to our customers. The original specimen we had was first obtained from a highly experienced hobbyist in Australia.
This moss is very beautiful and one of a kind with its very rounded leaves which are light green in colour. A unique feature of this moss is its distinctive rhizoids (moss roots) which causes it to have brown furry spots along its strands. This is important to know as it can be easily confused to be BBA or brown algae which is not. Because of ithe pronounced rhizoids of the Butterfly Moss, this moss can form exceptionally good grip on rocks and wood, which makes it a very good midground moss. It forms a much stronger grip compared to most mosses including many Taxiphyllum and Vesicularia species mosses. Besides being a great midground moss, it can also used as a foreground moss as it has a creeping growth habit so it can be used to creep across the substrate. It is one of the very few mosses that can creep on the substrate very well without floating away easily.