Java Fern Question About New Growth

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by DirtyEw0k, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. DirtyEw0k

    DirtyEw0kWell Known MemberMember

    So i have this java fern with something sprouting on the tip of it. I'm not really sure when or how i am supposed to deal with it. I am new to plants so any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'll put up a picture. Ignore the algae. I have that under control now.

  2. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    If you want to grow a new plant from it you can just cut off the leaf with the growth on the end and tie it to something. The a new java fern grows from it. If you don't want to grow another plant from it then you can just leave it.
  3. maggie thecat

    maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

    That's a baby plant. You can wait until it gets bigger and place it somewhere else or let it stay until it separates on its own.
  4. OP

    DirtyEw0kWell Known MemberMember

    Thank you. I wasn't sure when to take it off. I'd love to keep it but didn't want to kill it by taking it too soon. How do you know when they are ready?
  5. maggie thecat

    maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

    Mostly when you feel comfortable moving it. Of course, if it detatches before that, you know it's ready to be moved.
  6. Frisky2011

    Frisky2011New MemberMember

    I myself am planning on getting a few Java Ferns for my 20gl tank soon, and I have done extensive research on the plants and their needs. Here are a few of the many websites I found which were the most helpful! (My advice to you: read all of them because some of them give more detailed descriptions of specific needs than other ones do.)

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