Is My Plant Dying?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Borajess, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. B

    Borajess New Member Member

    Hi! I just bought a new plant, but worried it might be dying. It looked fresh in the package; leaves were green and healthy. However, when I took it out, I saw the roots were black and spotted. I trimmed the main roots and cut the black, brittle baby roots.

    I had to leave some spots on the main roots...

    Just want to know if it'll survive or if this tiny thing is worth buying c02.


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  2. bryangar

    bryangar Well Known Member Member

    That’s windelov java fern, the roots are supposed to be black, don’t bury it in the gravel. It’ll eventually rot if you leave it like that. Tie it to a rock or decoration. It’s one of easier plants to keep, they don’t need any co2 and little to no nutrients. They also grow pretty slow.
  3. picolo003

    picolo003 Valued Member Member

    If you bought this at a petsmart or petco out of water it might be tied together with string which you should cut
  4. OP

    Borajess New Member Member

    I did! Thanks, the container did NOT have accurate instructions...
  5. OP

    Borajess New Member Member

    Oh nooo, I hope it'll be fine... I REALLY trimmed the roots to the point where it's completely gone. Not sure why the container had the same instructions as my other plants. Thank you for the knowledge!
  6. bryangar

    bryangar Well Known Member Member

    It should be fine as long as you left a little of the roots.

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