Java Fern Advice Needed
A lot of my java fern leaves are turning black and sprouting new plantlets. I know this is normal. The problem is that my tank is pretty crowded, and I don't have any room to plant all the little baby ferns.
However, I would like the ferns that I already have attached to rocks to grow fuller/bushier. What would be the best way to accomplish this?
If I cut out the leaves that are turning black, will new leaves grow from the original rhizome and make the fern bushier? Or should I try to plant the baby plantlets as close to the original rhizome as possible?
I guess my real question is what's the best way to make my java ferns look fuller/bushier? Do I just prune the dying leaves and let the original rhizome grow by itself? Or do I keep adding more baby ferns as close as possible to the original rhizome?
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