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Old 11-12-2014, 11:19 PM   #1
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Java Fern Question

How long before my newly formed java leaves will become their own plant? I posted a picture of the leaves is question. The biggest one is about 2 inches tall now. I have had the plants for 3 weeks now...i think

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The baby ferns will start to grow off the old and dying leaves. So once some of your leaves start turning brown, baby plants will start growing.


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Based off of how they have done for me, they seem to be pretty slow growing, but steady.
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:33 PM   #4
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Ive got a few fern leaves turning spotted brown now myself. Thought I was doing something wrong. I did notice each leaf has what looks to be a entirely new plant growing from its tip.

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Old 11-13-2014, 04:27 PM   #5
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i know the new ferns will grow off the old leaves, but will the new ferns fall off the old dying leaf? If so how long does it take for them to fall off???

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i know the new ferns will grow off the old leaves, but will the new ferns fall off the old dying leaf? If so how long does it take for them to fall off???

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I just let them get about 2-3 inches and cut it off the old leaf. Mine normally do this in about 1-2 months. Super slow for me, but I have so many sometimes, I don't mind. My LFS does store credit for my excess plants.
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If the baby plant has an inch or so of roots already, you can just gently pull it off and jam it in a crevice somewhere or tie it to something. Then cut off the old leaf of the parent plant. Java Fern loves to be trimmed. It will grow new leaves with a vengeance. The babies grow very slow at first.


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Old 11-14-2014, 06:08 PM   #8
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I looked at the plant and am seeing alot of little plantlets starting to form on just about all the leaves. I will move the bigger ones onto my DW Sunday night.

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I've found that if I leave little fernlets to grow on their old leaves, they'll hang onto them until the old leaf is little more than veins and threads. So I remove them when they have some roots and tie them to small rocks or wood to grow on.
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Ok, I know I have some plantlets to move around tomorrow night then. Plan on adding some to my DW. Might add the plantlets to the 2 small bumps on the front side.

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I have left my plant-lets to do there own thing lately. They become detached when ready and find another anchor. If they can't because if the water flow I tie a few together and secure them to wood or rock. They look better when bunched and soon grow on. Great little fillers.


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I just plucked the plantlet off the parent stem, used some light fishing line, and tied it to the DW. In a couple of weeks I will be doing it all over with a different leaf. I am counting 7 different plantlets forming on one leaf

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