Ceratopteris Cornuta – Broad Leaf Indian Fern

$1.99 inc. tax

Type: Rosulate
Origin: Asia
Growth rate: High
Height: 15 – 30+
Light demand: Low
CO2 : Low

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Ceratopteris cornuta is a water sprite species with markedly broader leaf lobes than the much more filigree “Sumatra fern”. This medium large aquatic fern grows as submerged, rooted plant as well as free-floating plant. It gets at least 30 cm tall. On nutrient-rich, wet bottom it develops emersed spore-bearing leaves that become considerably longer than the submerged ones.

Ceratopteris cornuta is undemanding and tolerates harder water; medium lighting is sufficient. The optimum temperature lies between 22-28 °C. Good CO2 and nutrient supply enhances its already fast growth. This aquatic fern multiplies by many adventitious plantlets on older fronds. It is recommended to put the leaf rosette of Ceratopteris species not too deeply into the substrate. The “heart” of the plant where new fronds develop should remain above the bottom surface.

Not all plants are equal. We work really hard to make sure you get the best quality plants at the best prices. What you can expect to receive are as per photos. All our plants are harvested fresh, algae free and in great health. The conversion process to submerged form starts in our grow out tanks, this ensures that your success with our plants are maximized.

Submerged: A plant grown completely below the tank’s waterline.

Emersed: A plant with growth above the tank’s waterline (leaves/stems, flowers).


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