Hi all, I'm new both to plants and to the site
Please help if you can! I apologize if this post is way too long. I think it's mostly the pictures.
Ok, so I ordered some plants online (only lfs around has a very small, snail-infested selection) and they didn't come for almost 2 months. I'm very new to plants and don't even know how to tell if any of them could possibly be saved.
Green cryptocoryne wendtii - That one actually looked ok. The base roots were firm and looked a healthy white color and had tiny green stems and leaves all over them, so I trimmed off the brown stuff and put that one in a tank. Not sure if it needs any special treatment to make sure it grows now.
Red tiger lotus - It arrived as a tiny bulb with no shoots or anything and was completely dry. I did some looking online and found that I should drop it in a container of tank water. If it floats (it does) then it's less likely to grow, but still might, so I should wait a few weeks. Or maybe I should give up? Or maybe there's something I can do to magically bring it back?
Christmas moss - I was pretty excited about this one, but it arrived totally dry and completely brown. There was also a twig and a dead leaf from a different kind of plant in with it. It's soft and doesn't smell bad- it smells earthy. I think there's a green tint to the brown on one or two tiny little leaves lol. You might not be able to see...or maybe I let wishful thinking get the best of me
Sorry about the awful handwriting lol (because I know people love when you write on photos in the first place
) - The red * marks something I can't identify - another random twig or a root? It seems kind of intertwined, so I didn't want to pull on it.
Echinodorus Amazonicus - just a type of Amazon sword I think. If I had to guess...I'd say this one's totally dead. It's very brown and there are some tiny black spots in the bag, though I can't be sure if that's mold or dirt specks of some kind. There was some condensation in the bag and it doesn't smell bad.
Java Fern - This arrived in a vacuum sealed bag. It looks like maaaybe I can save it? There are totally brown leaves but there's also a couple that look dark green. There's some fresh green around the roots.
Anubias Nana Barteri - This also seems to have arrived in a vacuum sealed baggy and there was some condensation in it. The main leaves looked brown and see-through and came right off when I cut the bag and peeled back the top layer of plastic to take the plant out. It looks like there's some green where the roots are.
If anyone could tell me if any of these can be saved, I'd really appreciate it! And if they can be saved, then how should I do it? How do I prune away dead stuff and how do I best care for what's left so they might be saved?