Taiwan Moss-Taxiphyllum Alternans
Aquarium Plants

Taiwan Moss-Taxiphyllum Alternans

  • Vendor:Exoaquaristic
  • Category: Aquarium Plants, Moss
Availability: In Stock
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Taiwan moss is very similar to Taxiphyllum Barbieri, however, under good lighting, it branches more densely and regularly. The two species can be discerned under a microscope, too: the leaf margin of T. alternans is only sawed around the leaf tip, whereas the entire margin of T. barbieri is finely sawed. The dense ramification of Taiwan moss is quite similar to that of spiky and peacock moss (Taxiphyllum sp.), however, those mosses have broader, stronger shoots

Complete botanical name Taxiphýllum altérnans (Cardot) Z. Iwats.
Family Hypnaceae
Genus Taxiphyllum
Difficulty very easy
Usage Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Nano tanks
Growth slow
pH value 5 - 8
Temperature tolerance 12 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness 0 - 14°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow