[ STYLE OF EPIPHYTIC PLANTS ] Recommended Epiphytic Aquatic Plants

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Here we introduce recommended epiphytic aquatic plants from the current ADA lineup. Featuring 5 species from BIO Mizukusa no Mori, 2 from Wabi Kusa Mat and 1 from Jungle Plants.
Of leaves whose richness deepens over years
Bucephalandra sp. ‘Sintang’ (BIO Mizukusa no Mori)
Displaying bright green, lanceolate leaves that gradually unfurl, with gently undulating margins. Enjoy its slow growth and transformation from foliage to acerb atmosphere.
Attractive deep green small leaves
Anubias barteri var. nana ‘Petite’ (BIO Mizukusa no Mori)
From the Anubias nana species, which typically have large leaves, this variety is a miniature species whose leaves only grow to around 1 cm in length.
For producing an age old feel
Microsorum sp. ‘Trident’ (Jungle Plants)
An aquatic fern characterized by its diverging leaf tips. Its densely growing leaves mesmerize as they sway in the current.
Stemmed epiphytic all-rounder
Hygrophila pinnatifida (BIO Mizukusa no Mori)
Whose charm is in its saw-like leaves which grow to about 15cm. As it is a stemmed plant it can be planted directly in substrate.
Exotic reddish scrub
Hygrophila pinnatifida ‘UK’ (BIO Mizukusa no Mori)
This species unfolds deeply incised, feather-like leaves. Its leaves take on red hues easily, and it also exhibits high creeping tendencies.
Enjoyable in or on the water
Riccardia chamedryfolia (BIO Mizukusa no Mori)
A bright aquatic moss of fine leaves. It grows relatively slowly so is useful as a foreground plant in small tanks or mini paludariums.
For wild, unkempt expressions
Taxiphyllum sp. Spiky Moss (Wabi Kusa Mat)
With tips resembling sharp points, as the name suggests, it vigorously branches out in an upward direction. Recommended for those aiming for a unique and unconventional expression.
For increasing volume quickly
Taxiphyllum sp. Peacock Moss (Wabi Kusa Mat)
Even for a moss species, Peacock Moss tends to grow outwards vigorously, making it suitable for quick volume addition.