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ceratopteris thalictroides

klay

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Does this plant have to be anchored to wood/stone or can it be planted directly into substrate? I've looked at tropica site but can't tell by looking at the pic.
Thanks, Paul
 

Graeme Edwards

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It isn't actually a stem plant, it growth like a rosette plant, but rolls its new leaves out like bracken or ferns. It also works well as a floating plant.
One of my fav plants,great for low teck/lowlight tanks, but can look awesome in high ligh set ups.

CHeers.
 

vauxhallmark

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Graeme Edwards said:
It isn't actually a stem plant, it growth like a rosette plant, but rolls its new leaves out like bracken or ferns. It also works well as a floating plant.

CHeers.

It IS a fern, not like a fern!

:lol:

Mark
 

klay

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It is listed as a fern in one of the online shops. I intend to use it to 'bulk out' the plant mass in a new set up and being able to plant directly into substrate makes life a little easier.

Thanks for replies, Paul
 

klay

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Iliveinazoo said:
Mine died slowly until I uprooted it and now that it's floating it grows like crazy.

What type of substrate are you using? Are you adding ferts? I don't really want to use it as a floating plant

Thanks ,Paul
 

Iliveinazoo

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I've got eco complete under sand and dose easycarbo daily with macro and micro ferts every other day (when I remember). Maybe it would work with gravel or you could tie it to a rock or piece of wood?
 

klay

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Rock and wood is earmarked for anubias. I intend to plant an open area with c t in a gravel substrate. I'll let you know how I get on, maybe I'll end up with a tank of floating fern too :lol:
 
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