Species: Lemmaphyllum microphyllum
Common name(s): Japenese Beard Fern
Native to: Japan, Korea, China, India, Philippines, and the Asiatic Islands
Temperature preferences: Warm to cool growing
Water preferences: Medium to high moisture
Terrestrial or Epiphytic: Epiphytic
General Information and Care: Lemmaphyllum microphyllum is a great epiphytic fern for terrariums. This is a smaller species with leaves typically not exceeding ½" in diameter. The fronds that produce spores will be longer, up to about 2" in length, but still very narrow at only about ¼". Overall this is a slower growing species so patience with it is key. As noted, this species is epiphytic so it does best when grown mounted with a small bit of New Zealand long fiber sphagnum moss.
Glass Box Tropicals Plant Care Rating: 3
Shipped Size: Rhizome cutting with at least 6 leaves.