This miniature fern only grows to about 1.5 inches tall, forming dense matts in the terrarium given time. It prefers to be mounted to something, rather than growing on the foreground. Treefern poles work wonderfully, as do cork and treefern flats, and likely most other wood surfaces. This species enjoys high humidity, with some opportunity for the leaves to dry out between waterings. It is found in Borneo.
This incredible plant occurs throughout India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. It is classified as critically endangered, but in the hobby, it is a well known, only somewhat rare plant. There are two different leaf forms depending on growing conditions. When climbing, leaves are heart-shaped and plastered to the growing surface. When the plant gets so large growing on a tree that it moves off the tree, the leaves become more elongated and in isolation are more difficult […]
I remember visiting Japanese aquarium stores well over a decade ago and being floored when I saw Bucephaladras for the first time. The diversity of what was available then in no way compares to the present. I remember sitting down and sharing a MacDonald’s “Filet O shrimp” (this is japan remember) and looking at photos of Bucephalandras in their natural Bornean habitat. Completely covering the rocks emerging from a little stream is where they look best. Their growth is much faster submerged and […]