- - Narrow Leaf Java Fern
|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.
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.
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