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Old 06-16-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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Hello! I submitted a thread very similar to this involving my java ferns. Anyway, I planted my java fern yesterday, and I was wondering If I did it correctly (by that I mean rhizome not in the substrate). Here are some pictures. Please tell my what you think.



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Hello! I submitted a thread very similar to this involving my java ferns. Anyway, I planted my java fern yesterday, and I was wondering If I did it correctly (by that I mean rhizome not in the substrate). Here are some pictures. Please tell my what you think.

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It looks pretty good.
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Try pulling it up very very gently just a bit as I can't see the rhizome. You only want the white roots planted in the substrate.
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Try pulling it up very very gently just a bit as I can't see the rhizome. You only want the white roots planted in the substrate.
+1 on the depth of the rhizome
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In picture #2 you can sort of see the rhizome peeking out, so while it may be a good idea to bring it up bit, I doubt it would be detrimental to the plant if it was kept in the current position. I have kept Java ferns healthy even with completely buried rhizomes - not that I really advise doing that, but I don't think that the rhizome-above-the-substrate is really as huge of a deal as some make it out to be. Since they can be so hard to plant when anchoring just the roots, some people will bury the rhizome for just a couple weeks, so the roots can take hold of the substrate, and then raise it back up. I have done that as well on some Java ferns that just don't want to be planted.
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In picture #2 you can sort of see the rhizome peeking out, so while it may be a good idea to bring it up bit, I doubt it would be detrimental to the plant if it was kept in the current position. I have kept Java ferns healthy even with completely buried rhizomes - not that I really advise doing that, but I don't think that the rhizome-above-the-substrate is really as huge of a deal as some make it out to be. Since they can be so hard to plant when anchoring just the roots, some people will bury the rhizome for just a couple weeks, so the roots can take hold of the substrate, and then raise it back up. I have done that as well on some Java ferns that just don't want to be planted.
Thank you! I just got 3 balloon mollies today and they love the java fern!
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