Christmas Moss - Vesicularia dubyana - Tissue Culture
Christmas Moss (Vesicularia dubyana, also known as Java Moss) is fairly undemanding. It can be left floating or attached to a surface like wood or rockwork (anchor in place with fishing line or another tie and remove the ties when plant has attached). It will form mats that provide hiding places for inverts and fish fry as well as a low foreground texture to the aquarium. It is adaptable to a wide range of aquarium conditions.
NOTE: The identification of "Java Moss" has been disputed in recently years with some proposing the true scientific classification as Taxiphyllum barbieri rather than Vesicularia dubyana. However, this identification cannot be confirmed because of the lack of spores and other data.
"Tissue Culture" plants are lab-grown. They are offered in sealed cup and are grown in an artificial media, usually gel-based. This media should be rinsed off before planting and the individual plants can be separated for individual planting and aquascaping. Tissue Culture plants are typically free from nuisances like snails and algae.
|Common Name||Christmas Moss - TC|
|Scientific Name||Vesicularia dubyana|
|Growth Rate||Slow to Moderate|
|Difficulty||Easy to Moderate|
|Light Intensity||Low to Moderate|
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