Microsorum pteropus ‘Windeløv’ (Staghorn fern)
Common name: Staghorn fern
Overview: Microsorum pteropus ' Windeløv ' is a patented cultivar of Microsorum Pteropus. It is named after the founder of the plant- Holger Windeløv. Very easy to propagate and highly alluring in look this plant is perfect for growing in the aquarium and making it look rich. It is considered ideal for even those who are a newbie and trying to make their aquarium look exotic. Being a rhizomatous plant, it is required to grow in it over the rock or root for better flourish. The roots should not be covered under substrate as they might rot.
Appearance: Comprising beautifully tipped leaves with fine branches Microsorum pteropus ‘Windeløv’ is perfect to give an exotic look to the aquarium. It grows up to the height of 15 to 20 cm and makes a great background plant. The width of the plant is also right and provides an attractive leafy look to the live aquatic eco-system. It is a hardy plant and is very easy to maintain. Therefore makes one of the most suitable plants for both beginners are pros to propagate. They are not eaten by the fish and thrive for a more extended period.
Hard/soft plant: Hard plant.
Ideal water temperature: The plant thrives best in the temperature of 60-83° F.
Lighting conditions: It requires low light conditions for proper growth and development. Extremely easy to grow there is little to no requirement of carbon dioxide as well. The roots of the plant get attached to the rock or surface and expand normally.
Ideal pH Level: The pH level of 5.0-7.5 is considered best for the proper growth of the plant, therefore, an alkaline medium should be maintained throughout.
Do you know: This plant is patented cultivar and was founded by Holger Windeløv.