The Leather - Tree Colored Green sheds before it gets acclimatized in the tank. It is not at all an alarming situation, but rather a natural process that they go through. The Leather - Tree Colored Green periodically slough-off a thin top layer of tissues. After its shedding, it may remain closed for several weeks at a time, but will reopen bigger and more beautiful than ever. The Leather - Tree Colored Green propagates easily and is recommended for intermediate to experienced aquarists. It requires medium to high lighting requirements combined with medium to strong water movement. For its robust health, additions of iodine, strontium, and other elements are required. The Leather - Tree Colored Green can be cultured easily by cutting a piece of crown and holding it between two small pieces of live rock using a rubber band. It needs more space as it grows, and has to be kept at a distance from other corals. The Leather - Tree Colored Green undergoes photosynthesis and acquires its food using light energy, which is manufactured by the zooxanthellae that dwells inside its tissue.