A moss speciality from Brasil, 1-3 cm tall, called "Christmas tree moss'', because of its side branch structure which distinguishes it from ordinary Vesicularia dubyana and looks like fir tree branches.
It is more demanding than ordinary Java moss and grows more slowly. It attaches readily to roots and stones, and as it spreads in the water it needs pruning to keep its shape attractive. See also Taxiphyllum barbieri.
Origin: South America Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.
Growth rate: Medium Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
Height:3 - 5+ Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.
Light demand: Medium The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
CO2 : A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.