Would like views of member who have planted these directly on substrate.
I want more views on ferns, because both of my ferns are producing planlets nearly on daily basis, and now I am running out of rocks, thread and patience in placing them.
Requesting members to please post personal experiences only.
Joined: Apr 25, 2007 Posts: 1846 Location: Chennai
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:06 pm Post subject: Re: Planting Ferns & Anubias
Sandeep - I have planted Anubia on to the substrate with the rhizome out and it is growing very well. But I once wanted to move it and it created such a mess that it uprooted many plants near it, the roots grow deep and also quiet strong.
Java Fern - For the very first time this fern is flourishing in my tank. I usualy just stick the fern into some crevice and they just stayed that way for a long time, i tied the fern to a rock and they started to flourish. I also noticed that water ciriculation helps in growing out ferns.
Joined: Aug 19, 2005 Posts: 4895 Location: Mathura, UP
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:50 pm Post subject: Re: Planting Ferns & Anubias
Java Fern take a long time in acclimatezing themselves.
However once they stablise they produce like mad.
From my limited exp. wtih this plant I can say that they
(1) Do not like direct high lights.
(2) Do not like to be moved.
(3) Like good flow of water.
I am having problems of plenty, Currently I have 18 plantlets of both java fern & windleveo each.
No space in my small 2 footer, they are chilling out in a large tub, my betta bowl, two plastic tumblers.
Would start giving/exchanging them out soon.
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