Brown Fuzzy Strings On Java Fern???

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  1. Mackenziecromie

    MackenziecromieNew MemberMember

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    Hi there, so my boyfriend and i got a few plants from petsmart about a week ago and im just realizing that one of my java ferns has these weird fuzzy looking brown strings all over a few of the leafs. Anyone know what this is? Should i cut the leaves out?

    Heres what they look like
     

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    Those are roots, the start of a new plantlet.
     
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    Leave it on there it is making baby ferns on the leaves it will sprout little tiny leaves that you can eventually take off and plant. The brown strings are it starting to grow roots
     
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    Oh okay thank you so much! I was wondering that aswell but wasnt sure:)
     
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    Yup mine has a bunch that I need to take off right now
     
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    Oh I had that too! They are plantlets! Leave them on until they grow pretty medium sized and then you can take them off the leaf to replant!
     
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