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« on: July 13, 2014, 09:14:33 AM »

How and when do I cut off the baby java fern leaves?
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 09:18:59 AM »

I do it when they have grown roots and a little rhizome.  Then, I just snip it off of Momma.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 11:37:54 AM »

Ditto.
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2014, 04:33:39 AM »

So I wouldn't actually be snipping Mummy leaf?
They have roots. I'll check for any with a rhizome, forgot to even check that.
Thanks folks.  happy
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2014, 07:35:03 AM »

When I gently tugged the roots the babies came away from the mummy.
Can I leave them floating for now?

It's a bare bottom 5 gal with a little nerite snail.
I keep it next to a window so half the tank gets sunlight in the morning.
It keeps algae in the tank for Slimey.

The aim is to have it full of Java fern for when Slimey dies so Tristan can pick a new betta when we get to Aberdeen.
(Don't really want to travel with a wee fish)

I don't even have lights in this tank never mind fertilizer...java fern is awesome!!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2014, 09:52:10 AM »

It's okay to leave them floating.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2015, 04:57:11 PM »

Sorry but what's a rhizome? Got a couple of java ferns sprouting a few baby's themselves with roots and small leaves growing off.
 Also I think I read somewhere if you leave them on the plant they grow really bushy, although I would of thought the original leaf would collapse under the weight after time?
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2015, 07:13:13 PM »

The rhizome is the part right above the roots that sort of grows sideways.  It is more obvious in more mature plants.  The rhizome should never be submerged into the substrate or it will rot.  It should always be kept on the top of gravel if that is where you want it.  Most people tie the plant to a rock or driftwood.

If you have a question about a new subject and are looking at a very old thread, it is best to start your own thread.  Otherwise, some may just skip over it.  Smiley
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