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How do you propagate from Rhizomes?

Java fern specifically

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I assume that you can break apart the plant at the roots and it'll be fine because that has happened to several of my java fern plants while setting up or moving stuff in the tank. Im not sure if you know but, java fern sprouts baby plants from the tips of the larger leaves. I have some plants are small as a golf ball and they're still making baby plants. You'll see some brown fuzzy roots at the tip of a leaf and slowly little leaves will emerge from that.


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Hey fellow hoosier. You can cut the rhizome with a razor blade or sharp pair of scissors. As long as their are a few leaves, the plant will continue to grow.
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Hey fellow hoosier. You can cut the rhizome with a razor blade or sharp pair of scissors. As long as their are a few leaves, the plant will continue to grow.
I have read that you can use this techniqu with rhizomes with no leaves as well, then put it in a tank with some floating moss and stick the rhizome pieces in there and it will grow, no personal experience though.
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I have had small bits of left behind rhizome put out leaves too, but it takes a while for it to grow into something that looks good.
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Hey fellow hoosier. You can cut the rhizome with a razor blade or sharp pair of scissors. As long as their are a few leaves, the plant will continue to grow.

The rhizome is the root? How can I tell the rhizome from the root?
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The rhyzome is the meaty part that the leaves and the roots are attached to.


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Werdna, I suggest you first observe you java fern growing in your tank a few weeks before you consider dicing it up. for some odd reason my java ferns don't seem to grow very much even after a Month in my tank, so the last thing I'd want to do is propagate them


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