How to keep new plants in substrate?
Question, is there any tricks in keeping new plants buried within the substrate?
My substrate is 1/3 black gravel 2/3 Flourite Black Sand. I find trying to keep plants in this substrate, which is really soft and light, very hard. The one bushy steam plant I bought, I had to find a spare lead band that I get with plants some times and use it to weight it down in the substrate.
Is there any other method?
Is the lead band that comes wrapped around the base of some plants alright to be left in the substrate with the plant indefinitely?