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post #19 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by wetworks View Post
I read recently that when leaves on a java fern turn black/brown and die off, it is a sign of a new growth cycle beginning for the plant. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
I can confirm this to the extent of my personal experience.

I experienced basically what you described shortly after placing a healthy specimen of java fern into my tank. After about 2 weeks it started what you've described. I was worried about it for a while but since there were so many of the plantlets that looked very healthy I just let it go. Eventually the "mother" plant started to regrow and I had "fernlets" growing everywhere.
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