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Taxiphyllum alternans “Taiwan Moss”

Taxiphyllum alternans “Taiwan Moss”

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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. Christmas moss (Vesicularia montagnei) is also a densely ramifying moss, however, it differs from the species of the genus Taxiphyllum by - amongst others - broader, sometimes rounder leaves with an acuminate tip that set on the stem in an almost perfect right angle.

Taxiphyllum alternans is as undemanding as T. barbieri. It can be used for a multitude of purposes in the aquarium. Its frondlike, ramified shoots with their triangular outline pose a lot of scope for layouting and can be used in the same way as Christmas moss (Vesicularia montagnei). However, Taiwan moss has an overall finer structure than the latter.

*Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation.

Care  Moderate
Usage Epiphyte (attached to hardscapes)
Light Low
Co2 not necessary but beneficial
Growth rate Medium



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