java fern came with sponge and metal weight around it.
i kept it in that way for a month cuz i didnt have space to plant them yet.
i took it off yesterday and found that the rhizome area is black and connected and hard like a rock.
but leaves look healthy. is it normal?
can i still use it?
Healthy Java Fern rhizome is green & flexible. Your description doesn't sound so good. The positive thing is Java Fern is one tough plant. I'd tell you to give it chance if you don't see new growth in a month then toss it and start over.
Seems like just yesterday I told you to take those weights off.