Bolbitis heteroclita difformis/ Mini Bolbitis
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Plant positioning: As central display/ rocks, driftwood
Bolbitis heteroclita difformis
Bolbitis heteroclita ‘Difformis’ is a miniature aquatic fern that grows well terrestrially too. Originating from the Philippines, this versatile little fern will only reach a few inches tall but can form a low growing carpet if given enough time.
Being an aquatic fern from the tropics, it’s not surprising that it likes a high degree of moisture and humidity to thrive. The small, delicate fronds give it a herb-like appearance. It’s great for adding soft texture to a terrarium, and filling up areas where you can’t fit a full-sized plant (e.g. under branches or between rocks).
This fern can be easily propagated by splitting the horizontal rhizome, or simply cutting off daughter plants.
• Plant Type Fern, epiphyte
• Lighting Low – medium indirect light
• Temperature 65-80°F (18-26°C)
• Watering Regular, even moisture
• Humidity High humidity (60-90%)
• Growth 2-4 inches
Lighting: Bolbitis heteroclita doesn’t require a great deal of light to grow, and direct sunlight can quickly out its delicate leaves. It should do just fine in most low light terrarium environments.
Watering: Considering this fern is often sold as an aquatic plant, it surprisingly doesn’t need to be constantly saturated with water. In fact, it really doesn’t like to partially submerged in water. Like many other closed terrarium plants, it’ll thrive with regular even moisture. Substrate: Bolbitis heteroclita ‘Difformis’ is a versatile plant, but depending on the environment it can be a little fussy with its planting. Thankfully, it’s most forgiving when planted terrestrially.
It should grow well in a substrate that can retain plenty of moisture but also provide good drainage. The rhizome is susceptible to rot if submerged in water for prolonged periods of time. Temperature & Humidity: Bolbitis heteroclita ‘Difformis’ grows best in terrariums with high humidity and a high temperature. Similar to its original environment in the tropical islands of the Philippines.
As a dwarf variety, Bolbitis heteroclita ‘Difformis’ grows very slowly and won’t grow taller than 4 inches. It tends to grow wide rather than tall, making it perfect carpeting plant for smaller terrariums.
As an aquarium plant
This is more suitable to grow emerged in paludariums/terrariums/phytospheres etc & also suitable for moist & warm terrariums/ Vertical Gardens etc.
Light requirement: Medium
CO2 requirement: Medium
Plant difficulty level: Intermediate
Plant Propagation: Rhizome
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