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I just planted the java fern in rockwool and net pots, I set the rhizome on top of the rockwool with a couple roots in it to hold it down, it has since spread its roots and started shooting up new leaves, here are some pics. If this method works well, I'm going to try and obtain some harder to find varieties of java fern and grown them this way as well.


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Thanks for the speedy reply. Do you think this would work if the rockwool was replaced by potting soil? I am trying to figure out the best way to grow mine.

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Thanks for the speedy reply. Do you think this would work if the rockwool was replaced by potting soil? I am trying to figure out the best way to grow mine.
The benifits I see with rockwool, is it's easier to use, cleaner and it doesn't grow mold and fungus like soil. The nutrients also get to the plant more efficiently. I'm sure soil would work fine though.

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The benifits I see with rockwool, is it's easier to use, cleaner and it doesn't grow mold and fungus like soil. The nutrients also get to the plant more efficiently. I'm sure soil would work fine though.

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Thank you for the info. The reason I ask about the soil is because that is what I already have setup. I want to grow it emersed, I just didn't know the best way to do it. Also wanted to know if you are putting any ferts in your water.

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For fertz I'm using a standard household plant fertilizer (schultz I think) at full strength in the setups with rockwool & hydroton clay balls and half strength in the ones with soil. I can't tell you how it works yet because I just started these, I havn't seen alot of recommendations on ferts so not sure what the best is. I do replace the water every 2 weeks and add ferts at that time.

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For fertz I'm using a standard household plant fertilizer (schultz I think) at full strength in the setups with rockwool & hydroton clay balls and half strength in the ones with soil. I can't tell you how it works yet because I just started these, I havn't seen alot of recommendations on ferts so not sure what the best is. I do replace the water every 2 weeks and add ferts at that time.

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Just added 3 Bucephelandras and a C bullosa. I'll post pics later the Buces are amazing looking.

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Len,

What species Buce did you get? I got a few species myself so let me know... maybe we can trade down the line.
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Len,

What species Buce did you get? I got a few species myself so let me know... maybe we can trade down the line.
I am definitly up for some trades when these start growing, not sure how long that will be since this is my first experience with them. If you have any suggestions on how to grow them best let me know, right nor I have them sitting on top of aqua soil malaya.

here are some pics..

B. 'sokan' (Its an awesome looking plant)


Buce kapit


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and here is the C bullosa (I can't waut to see this grown up)


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Nice setup.

Is that really C. bullosa? All the ones I've seen have bullated leaves. Maybe cause it's a young plant?
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Nice setup.

Is that really C. bullosa? All the ones I've seen have bullated leaves. Maybe cause it's a young plant?
It's a really small plant so we'll see when the leaves get bigger, I got it from a good source so I'm sure its a bullosa..

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I'm adding a couple C nurii's as well that I just ordered from Ghazanfar Ghori, along with a big package of crypts that I got from someone on the APC forum for a great price, time to set up another tray..

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Here is a detail shot of my Lagenandra thwaitesii, I really love the hazy silvery/white on the edge of the leaf, it isn't a reflection that is the actual color. it looks like someone lightly painted the edge of it with an airbrush, it's not a leaf pattern I've seen on too many plants before.



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Len, that c bulosa was grown submersed. Make sure the humidity is high if you're planning to grow it emersed. I had trouble with emersed growth. Good luck if you're going through that route and pelase share your experience good or bad.

Steve, this is the mother plant - its a c bullosa alright.



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Is that really C. bullosa? All the ones I've seen have bullated leaves. Maybe cause it's a young plant?

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Len, that c bulosa was grown submersed. Make sure the humidity is high if you're planning to grow it emersed. I had trouble with emersed growth. Good luck if you're going through that route and pelase share your experience good or bad.

Steve, this is the mother plant - its a c bullosa alright.
Good to know, Humidity is about 95-100% all the time due to a heater in the water but to be safe I'll put in with my lagenandras the water is a little higher so it will cover the rhizome and part of the leaves until it starts growing then I will slowly aclimate it out and see if it works.

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A lot of patience is needed for c bullosa. It grows EXTREMELY slow...

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