Vesicularia ferriei - Weeping willow moss
Originally from China and easy to maintain, the weeping moss \Vesicularia ferriei\ enjoys great popularity among aquarists. Its English name \weeping\ means something like \weeping\ and stands for the characteristic \weeping\ or weeping growth of the moss towards the bottom. If one imagines this moss tied to a root and growing downwards, one can quickly get the impression of a weeping willow under water, which is why the Weeping Moss is also often called the Weeping Willow Moss. Otherwise, this beautiful and relatively densely branched moss has relatively little in common with sadness. Quite the opposite: it can give the aquarist a lot of pleasure, because it is
- easy to maintain,
- densely growing and branched,
- ideal for tying or sticking on roots and stones
Weeping Moss is a vigorous, hanging moss with distinctive, teardrop-shaped and, above all, bright green shoot tips that characterize this aquatic plant. Weeping moss is particularly well suited for targeting it atAquarium Deco like roots or stones and let it grow there.
Vesicularia ferriei is - like most mosses in the aquarium - very easy to care for and is known for its relatively fast growth. Weeping moss is particularly suitable for creating a targeted contrast in the aquarium. If you use this deep green moss as a contrast to lighter aquatic plants, it can also provide an appropriate depth effect in the layout. In addition, the Weeping Moss also serves as an ideal retreat for juvenile fish or shrimps. Similar to the well-knownJava moss Weeping Willow Moss is also popular in shrimp aquariums and breeding tanks. Last but not least, the Weeping Moss is also a popular companion in the aquascaping scene. This is due in particular to its ability to grow downwards like a teardrop.
Weeping moss in the Wabi Kusa, Waterfall or Paludarium
If you want to keep this moss in a Wabi Kusa, Waterfall or Paludarium, you should know that the emerse growth of the Weeping Moss is rather opposite to its submerged form. The shoots that characteristically grow downwards under water (submersed) often grow upright in emersed form (above water). This characteristic makes it an ideal eye-catcher, especially in Wabi Kusa, when used among the decorations at the bottom of the layout.
Cutting weeping moss - do not be afraid of pruning
The Weeping Moss can be cut back in the aquarium without hesitation, or even just trimmed selectively. Depending on how strongly and intensively it is lit, it tends to grow very well and especially quickly. If it is mainly attached to root runners and grows downwards, pruning is relatively easy. The same applies to pruning in easily accessible areas of the aquarium.
- Origin: Asia
- Type: Moose
- Growth: medium
- Height: 1 cm - 3 cm
- Width: 3 cm - 5 cm
- Light: 0.50 Watt per litre
- CO2: 6-14 mg per litre