planting java ferns in gravel

Re: Java fern in gravel

Thanks for any info. > > Yi-Meng Yen > > ----- While you can''t grow Java Fern IN gravle you can certainly grow it ON top of gravel. As long you don''t plant roots and rhizome into the gravel you''ll be just fine. I for one also don''t want to add too many rocks in my tank so I grow them very successfuly right on top.

Java Fern

 · Windelov Java Fern – The finely-branched leaf tips of this plant grow up to 8" (20 cm), it is a very adjustable aquatic plant with various water species. Needle-Leaf Java Fern – The leaves of this plant are thinner in the shape of the needle and smaller than the regular Java Fern.

Java Fern: Expert Guide on Species, Planting, & Propagation

 · Java fern (microsorum pteropus) is an aquatic plant native to parts of Southeast Asia. It was first described by Dutch-German botanist Karl Ludwig Blume in 1833. It grows along the banks of freshwater rivers and streams in Thailand, Malaysia, India and China.

Java Fern: Growing & Caring Guide for Microsorum pteropus

 · Planting java fern in water or soil is a bad idea. The rhizomes present on the roots will either get rot and don''t allow the plant to grow at all. Instead, you will need to attach the java fern plant to a hard surface like driftwood or rock. You can use a rubber band, super glue or thread to attach the plant to the driftwood. ...

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 · Unlike many aquatic plants, Java ferns don''t have true roots. Instead, they anchor themselves, using their hair-like rhizomes, to rough surfaces like driftwood or rock. If buried in substrate, Java ferns will grow very slowly or not at all, and will eventually begin to die off. To prevent this, provide your fern with an appropriate surface on ...

Java Fern: Species, Planting, Growth, and Care

Java ferns and other plants like Anubias have a specific requirement for potassium to grow and thrive. Carbon dioxide injections are said to promote the plant''s growth as for any plant. Liquid fertilizers like Seachem Flourish or API Leaf Zone (both listed on Amazon) are also great for promoting healthy growth.

JAVA FERN | PLANT WATCHING

 · Java Ferns are unusual plants for another reason. They have roots, but the roots should not be planted in the substrate–that''s the fancy name aquarists call the soil-like base in an aquarium. It is usually gravel or sand. If Java Fern roots are planted, the plant will rot and die. Like tree orchids, these plants pick up their nutrients from ...

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Light substrates are also recommended when growing plants that prefer feeding on the water column. Because using premium nutrient-rich gravel when growing Java fern, anubias, floating plants, and stem plants like rotala indica will result in an expensive substrate that will do little for such plants.

Planting Java Fern : PlantedTank

Planting Java Fern I''ve got my Java fern planted into my substrate, a fine gravel, but just read that the rhizome shouldn''t be planted, or else they''ll die. They''ve been planted for a bit over a week now and seem to be doing ok.

How to Plant Anubias or Java Fern on Rocks and Driftwood ...

Remove as much of the plant rock wool, which is the cotton-like material surrounding the roots. Try and get down to the bare roots. You can remove it with very gently running water, too. Clean the roots with your hands. Anubias are just one plant in a pot. But with Java ferns, you might find two or three separate plants in one pot.

Top 10 Aquarium Plants That Grow in Gravel (With Pictures ...

Java fern. Java Fern is another great option for new plant owners. Ferns grow well in gravel and require low levels of fertilizer to thrive. You can grow many of these in your tank with a fairly low level of maintenance. This is because Java fern adapts to almost any type of environment. They like very low concentrations of light and grow in a ...

Java Fern – NW Aquahobby

Java Fern Java Fern Is an excellent plant that is suitable for beginners and experts alike. This plant can be grown with plain gravel. We find that it prefers medium to high light. Provide a nice balanced liquid fertilizer and this plant should thrive for you. Don''t throw away leaves! Float them in your tank, they w

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 · If it is buried under gravel or sand it will rot. A great benefit to this plant is that it does not require substrate, making Java Fern idea for bare bottom tanks. When it comes to growing Java Fern, almost any light will do. Indeed, it will be thankful for any brightness in its life! Java Fern isn''t picky about which spectrum of lighting you ...

Java Fern: Complete Care Guide (Planting & Growing)

Java Ferns are lush, green plants that bring elegance and beauty to tanks, even without flowers. They are also hardy to even inhospitable environments, able to grow underwater or only partially submerged. They can withstand a temperature range of over 20 degrees …

Java Fern Plant

 · Java Fern is a green aquatic plant comprising three main parts: leaves, rhizomes, and roots. The leaves measure anywhere from ¼ inch to 12 inches long. In Java Fern''s most natural form, the leaves appear bright green, narrow, long, and pointed. The rhizomes are stems that look almost like dark green roots and they tend to develop adjoining ...

Java Fern in substrate??? | AquariaCentral

 · Mar 6, 2005. #7. You can set it on the gravel, but if the rhizome gets buried, 95% of them die. The roots themselves are fine in substrate, but not the rhizome. Its different than on a rock, for instance, because the rhizome isn''t covered with dirt on a rock. Expand signature.

Why is Java Fern So Good For Beginners? – KANG DADANG Blog

 · Unattached ferns may settle down into gravel or substrate of their own accord and it is not impossible for Java Fern to root into gravel, albeit an unlikely occurrence from direct planting. It is worth trying to encourage Java Fern growth particularly …

can i bury java fern roots in substrate? | AquariaCentral

 · I plant the baby offsets in small gravel, even without RFUG, and they do fine and will eventually form a carpet if undisturbed (big IF). I cannot substrate plant rhizomes which have be grown water-column only, they will rot. Clarification: Java fern has no roots, they have holdfasts (comparable to macroalge in SW), which have no absorbtive ...

Java Fern: Caring, Species, Growing, Planting.

Java fern is easy to multiply. Either separate part of the rhizome and tie it again to an object in the aquarium, or you wait until the mother plant of the Java fern has developed daughter plants. You can recognize the daughter plants by the offshoots that form on the leaf tips.

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 · Java fern needs something to latch on to something, it will not just drop and latch onto your gravel. Have you considered getting a plant anchor? Those metal strips that usually comes with stem plants? It will weigh down the Java fern to the ground.

Java Fern Rhizomes | Aquatic Plant Forum

 · Java ferns are a rugged plant. I got a little windelov variety java fern, which didn''t look too good. I just laid in on the substrate to see if it would recover. It sent out roots that bound to individual grains of the substrate and started recovering.

Plants In Gravel | My Aquarium Club

Vallisnaria, Java fern, Java moss, Anubias, Amazon swords all grow well. Tie Java fern as well as Anubias to rocks and wood with string. You can plant the Anubia in the gravel, just make sure the rhizome is above gravel as it will rot if it''s under the gravel. Java fern roots also rot if they are planted in gravel.

Planting java ferns in gravel

 · A while ago someone PMed me asking how I kept Java Ferns in my tank planted in the gravel. Java ferns have always been one of my favorite plants and although they are often thought of as a plant that one mounts to driftwood or rock, over the last few years I''ve come up with a pretty decent way to keep them happy in the gravel. The first step is to bury the rhizome in the gravel as if it was a ...

Java Fern In Gravel? | Aquarium Plants Forum | 347617

 · I did it with a windalov fern and java fern in my first planted tank. Their roots are super long now and every week they seem to have 2-4 new leaves growing. even of you just gently jam the plant into a couple of rocks, they''ll grow. I did that also with some ferns I …

How to Plant a Java Fern: 12 Steps (with Pictures)

 · The Java fern has a simple plant structure: the long, thin leaves and the stringy, numerous roots sprout out from a dense rhizome. Wrap thread or fishing line …

Java Fern | Betta Lover''s Blog

Betta plant #3 – Java Fern. This lush, green plant can be anchored in your gravel or rocks, and reaches up to the top of your tank. It lives well in uncirculated water, and has long "arms" wave and flow with the current. They thrive in low to medium light. Java moss is a variation, but be forewarned.

How to Grow and Care for the Finicky Java Fern

 · Planting and Replanting Java Fern in the Aquarium. Plant Java fern alone or with groups of other Java fern and other plants. These delicate ferns add a pleasant look to the center of the tank when planted with other types of aquatic plants, or when laced around gravel …

Java Fern: The Best Aquarium Plant Ever? | Tank Addict

 · Java fern (Microsorum pteropus) is an impressively durable plant that can withstand the likes of African cichlids, snails, and even those with the blackest of thumbs grows fine in tap water from liquid rock to near battery acid, can grow under regular house lights, can be attached or left floating, and is fine without Co2 or fertilizers.

Does Java fern grow normally in gravel? | Tropical Fish ...

 · I planted a java fern in my tank gravel a few months ago, and a few weeks after planting it in the gravel, it was growing fine! (at least I think so). The problem is, all the websites and books I read about Java fern say that it MUST be tied to rock/wood or whatever. So, I bought another Java fern that was already tied to a piece of driftwood.

Java Fern and Algae | Aquarium Forum

 · Java Fern does not need a lot of light to grow well. It is however best grown attached to driftwood rather than planted in the substrate- I have done both. As far as the algae, if it is algae and not diatoms I would purchase a Phosphate test kit-excess phosphate is very helpfull to algae blooms, but of course is needed by plants also.

Java Fern Microsorum Pteropus

 · Java Fern Microsorum Pteropus is easy to maintain; the aquatic plant, for one, is tolerant of many environmental conditions, including lighting conditions. An interesting fact about the Java fern and what makes it suitable for aquariums is that it can grow whether fully or partially submerged.

I Have Planted Java Ferns And Anubias In My Tank With A ...

I have planted Java ferns and Anubias in my tank with a gravel and sand substrate. I chose these plants after researching the ones that were easy to keep. My question is do I need to use a plant food ? Any help greatly appreciated.

Java fern growing very slow if at all ...

 · My java ferns in my 45 seem to be growing slowly. It is in my native aquarium that has gravel as a substrate, temperature of (68-70) to (78-82), the lighting is at 6500K and is 40 watts. I do not understand why it is not growing, yet my hornwort and giant hairgrass is growing fast. some is...

Java Fern Aquarium Plant—This is How To Grown it in Your ...

Star your Java fern in a tank with the water temperature anywhere from 60°F to 83°F and a ph from 6 to 7.5. Cultivate new plants by tying the plant''s rhizomes to rocks or driftwood instead of planting it in the substrate directly. Java fern will grow in tap water in dim or bright light and with or without gravel.

How To Plant Java Fern? | Tropical Fish Forums

 · All of my Java ferns are growing happily on rocks but I do have some Anubias "planted" and what I do to keep you from seeing any roots that are out of the gravel or the rhizome is I plant it behind a piece of driftwood that I don''t want to tie it to, this way you cant see the "ugly" bits of the plant.

JAVA FERN

Java fern will grow under virtually any light or in any water conditions (i.e., acidic, alkaline, soft or hard) and will look beautiful under all of them; it will grow faster under more light, but it will grow very nicely under a 15 watt bulb in a 10 gallon tank, too, which is just what it''s doing in the picture below.

Java Fern: Complete Care Guide (Species, Planting and ...

 · Narrow Leaf Java Fern: This plant has narrow leaves, which grow at a steeper angle than the regular Microsorum pteropus. Leaves grow to around 4-8 inches and the plant can grow as high as 12 inches. Needle Leaf Java Fern: This plant has even thinner leaves, and is smaller than the narrow leaf plant. It can grow to heights of 6 inches.