Vesicularia dubyana ‘Christmas’

A moss speciality from Brasil, 1-3 cm tall, called “Christmas tree moss”, because of its side branch structure which distinguishes it from ordinary Vesicularia dubyana and looks like fir tree branches.
It is more demanding than ordinary Java moss and grows more slowly. It attaches readily to roots and stones, and as it spreads in the water it needs pruning to keep its shape attractive. See also Taxiphyllum barbieri.

Plant info
Type: Moss
Origin: South America
Growth rate: Medium
Height: 3 – 5+
Light demand: Medium
CO2 :

Monosolenium tenerum

Aquarium plant from tissue culture in closed cup.

The Asian Monosolenium tenerum is an attractive liverwort, 2-5 cm high, which looks most like a giant Riccia that simply stays at the bottom, where it forms cushions.

It is a brittle plant, and pieces break off easily, so it is best to place it in the aquarium attached to stones with fishing line or in small clumps among other plants such as Eleocharis.

Once Monosolenium has established itself, it is very undemanding. This plant is mistakenly known as Pelia.

Plant info
Type: Moss
Origin: Asia
Growth rate: Medium
Height: 3 – 5+
Light demand: Low
CO2: Low

 

Taxiphyllum barbieri

Länk till Tropica

Svenskt namn: Javamossa

Taxiphyllum barbieri from South-East Asia is a hardy plant which makes few demands on the water or light. The moss becomes 3-10 cm thick and grows willingly on any surface, so it is ideal for decorating stones and tree roots or concealing installations in the aquarium. Attach the plant with a piece of fishing line or cotton thread until it has gained a hold on the décor. If its growth becomes too luxuriant, it can be pruned with scissors. In breeding aquariums Taxiphyllum barbieri is a wonderful hiding place for the young fish.

Type: Moss
Origin: Asia
Growth rate: Medium
Height: 3 – 10+
Light demand: Low
CO2: Low