Vesicularia reticulata (“Erect Moss”) As its name implies, this plant grows pretty much straight up when it is submerged. In its immersed form it has a creeping habit. Like “Christmas moss”, Vesicularia reticulata is found in the Asian tropics, where it grows in moist habitats. Under the microscope the leaves of this plant are ovate to lanceolate with an apiculate long tip.
As an aquarium plant, Vesicularia reticulata grows best with moderate to high light levels.
Driftwood and porous rocks make great platforms but anything weighted can be used. This plant creates a great environment for shrimp and small fish to feel safe and secure.
Tissue cultured plants are cultured in sterile environments. They are free of snails and disease pathogens. They have an extended shelf life and a perfect for aquascaping. These plants are small and have short roots so they can be challenging to plant. Gluing or using thread to attach portions to small pieces of rock, then submerging the rock in to the substrate works well.