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post #1 of 13 Old 02-11-2011, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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whats this growing off my plant?

can anyone tell me what this is growing off my plant? it only grows off that one plant. all my other plants dont have it.
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post #2 of 13 Old 02-11-2011, 10:42 PM
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what type of plant is it?

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post #3 of 13 Old 02-11-2011, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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java fern?
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post #4 of 13 Old 02-11-2011, 11:47 PM
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can anyone tell me what this is growing off my plant? it only grows off that one plant. all my other plants dont have it.
Looks just like java fern. If it is, then i would say those are roots growing off it.. They are looking for something to root onto. They prefer driftwood. Mine thrive on it. It latches onto driftwood and rocks. I've seen people use fishing twine to anchor it to various things. That's just my opinion
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post #5 of 13 Old 02-11-2011, 11:48 PM
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Yep, those are roots looking for a place to attach. What the heck is that white thing on the end of the leaf???

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Yep, those are roots looking for a place to attach. What the heck is that white thing on the end of the leaf???

I betcha it's a snail. The light reflecting makes them look shiny. They love the leaves of the java ferns.
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Also, those java ferns aren't supposed to be planted all the way in the ground. The stem piece will rot of eventually. However, the plant is very hardy. Anchor it to some driftwood and watch the stem grow...it's pretty rapid in my setup.
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post #8 of 13 Old 02-12-2011, 12:01 AM
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It looks like a white mealy bug that you see on terrestial plants.
Check it out, doesn't??
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It looks like a white mealy bug that you see on terrestial plants.
Check it out, doesn't??
That is one cool lookin bug! I love it. And i can see where you're coming from.
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ew that bug is gross!!!

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