Vindelova fern: content, reproduction, description, photo
Origin: Breeding form
Height: 10 - 20 cm
Width: 12 - 18 cm
Growth Rate: Slow
Content Difficulty: ￼
Possible lighting: ￼
Temperature: 18 - 30 ° C
pH: 5.0 - 8.0
CO2 supply: 3 - 5 mg / l
Microsorum Pteropus "Windelov" is a form of Thai fern bred at Tropica Aquarium Plants and named after its founder Holger Windelov. Unusual thin branched ends of leaves resembling deer horns make this fern one of the most beautiful aquarium plants.
During the design of the aquarium, the Thai Vindelova Fern is fixed on decor elements located in the middle or background. Very beautiful specimens grow on a free site, under fairly bright lighting.
The plant propagates by spores that appear on old leaves. These spores with tiny daughter bushes hang from the edges of the leaf and give it even more decorative. When a young plant is planted in the soil, its horizontal root cannot be covered, because he in this case can begin to rot. It is also worth noting that Vindelova fern is not eaten by various herbivorous fish.
To maintain the fern, slightly acidic water with a temperature of 20–26 ° C is most suitable. It grows well both in soft and medium hard water up to 12 ° dGH. It grows very well, being in a stream of clean water, for example from a filter.
Most favorably moderate or diffused bright lighting, lasting about 12 hours a day.
The quality and composition of the soil in the aquarium does not matter to Vindelov Fern. After all, this plant receives the main nutrition from the water, and thin roots (rhizoids) mainly serve to consolidate the bush.
Usually fern in the aquarium is fixed on snags and stones with cotton thread. After a while, the thread will rot, and the plant will independently fix on the base.
A weak root system does not allow Microsorum Pteropus "Windelov" to take root in the ground, so it clings to pebbles, which allows it to gain a foothold in one place.
When planting in the ground, its horizontal rhizome should not be closed, otherwise it will begin to rot. When planting, for the first time, it is enough to press the bush with a stone.
Like all species of Microsorum Pteropus, it propagates vegetatively by dividing rhizomes and daughter plants formed on old leaves. Reproduction by spores is also possible, but it is a longer and troublesome task.
The Thai fern Vindelova is a hardy and unpretentious plant suitable for both beginners and experienced aquarists. The best result is achieved when planting it on a stone or snag.
This plant is not eaten by herbivorous fish