Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/)
-   Beginner Planted Aquarium (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/beginner-planted-aquarium/)
-   -   Narrow Leaf Java Fern (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/beginner-planted-aquarium/narrow-leaf-java-fern-110637/)

BradSD 08-13-2012 02:56 PM

Narrow Leaf Java Fern
 
Could someone verify if this plant goes on driftwood or in the soil. I was thinking driftwood but I do not see the root on this plant similiar to Anubias.( Rhizome or whatever its called :lol: )

Absntmind 08-13-2012 03:16 PM

Java ferns should be attatched to something, not planted.

eug 08-15-2012 01:03 AM

The rhyzome is the stiff green part that runs horizontally, perpendicular to the leaves.
http://hydrophytesblog.com/wp-conten...s-raft-i-s.jpg

Whatever happens, make sure that part is never buried into the substrate. The brown roots function mainly to just attach themselves to driftwood and such, but it takes them a while to take hold. In my experience I found that young, developing plants attached themselves the most readily. The easiest method is to try to find nooks and crannies to wedge the roots/rhizome into, and then the plant will do the rest and develop roots that grab hold of the object.

BradSD 08-15-2012 10:03 AM

Yeah this is my first Java Fern and it is attached to driftwood. The rhizome looks a bit different than that of a Anubias. I watched a few Youtube videos on the plant since starting the thread. A guy can learn about anything on Youtube LOL.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2