Species: Vesicularia dubyana
Common name(s): Java Moss
Native to: Southeast Asia
Temperature preferences: Warm to cool growing
Water preferences: High moisture
Terrestrial or Epiphytic: Terrestrial or Epiphytic
General Information and Care: Java moss can make an excellent addition to many tanks and may provide you with the tropical look that you desire.
For it to thrive in a tank, it needs to be kept constantly moist as it establishes itself. If it is allowed to dry out for even a matter of hours it can desiccate and die. Many people have the best luck establishing it when starting it out in a pond or small water feature and allowing it to naturally grow into their tank. You may also tie it to branches with some sphagnum moss to provide a mossy branch appearance.
Many dart frog keepers also love to use java moss in with their tadpoles! It will help keep the water cleaner by using up available nutrients.
Glass Box Tropicals Plant Care Rating: 3
Shipped Size: This is for one portion which is enough to cover the bottom of an 8oz container as pictured. It will be shipped in a sealed bag though, not in a container.