Taxiphyllum ‘Flame moss’
Asian Flame moss got its name from its form of spiral growth. Tight, vertical growing and light undulating shoots give the impression of a deep green camp fire, 5-15cm high. The very special form makes Flame moss extremely suitable for horizontal surfaces and it only spreads slowly horizontally. A lovely result is achieved by binding the moss to small stones or in small bundles on tree roots.
1. Make sure you understand how to grow aquatic plants
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2. Planting Instructions for the Taxiphyllum ‘Flame moss’:
- Firstly, remove the label.
- Secondly, remove the rock wool together with the plant from the net pot
- Thirdly, make sure you also remove the rock wool from the root system, take care not to break or tear the larger roots while doing this.
- Give the plant a quick rinse under tap or dechlorinated water.
- Finally, plant the stems using tweezers into the substrate
3. Transitioning process
- Emersed to submersed growth in your aquarium.
- Provide good water conditions for your plants.
- Dose a respectable aquatic fertilizer for your plants, follow the instructions from the manufacturer.
- Make sure you have the correct lighting spectrum.
- Prune dead leaves and stems constantly.
- A Co2 system is a good addition to your aquarium for the plants to flourish.
- Conduct 20-30% water changed once a week to ensure good water conditions.
- Patience is key for the transition to take place.
In a few days, after placing your plants in the aquarium you will notice some of the pieces start to melt and fall away. This means the transition process has started. Please note the plant will take a growth knock, but they are fully alive, so do not panic. Also, after a few days, you will notice new growth will appear and the plant will fully change its form into submersed growth. You need to continuously trim and put fertilizer in for the plants to thrive in your aquarium.
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*This is a Greenhouse Plant and NOT a Tissue Culture Plant. This plant was grown in a greenhouse and is NOT guaranteed to be snail-free. Greenhouse plants are cheaper than Tissue Culture Plants as they are not grown in a sterile laboratory. They generally appear to be bigger than Tissue Culture plants. We recommend Tissue Culture Plant for 100% client satisfaction.
Quantity: Enough to cover a 4x4cm patch. (Some portions are slightly bigger and some smaller. 4x4cm is the average size.)
|Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.
|Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
|3 – 10+
|Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.
|The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
|A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.
*McMerwe Review: Flame moss might look like regular moss when received. Tie it to a piece of decor, give it 4 months and you should have a nice green flame in your aquarium.