couple of cuba questions (established that is!)

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by fourmations, 7 Jul 2009.

  1. fourmations

    fourmations Member

    hi all

    a large portion of my cuba has become up-rooted
    through a vigourous cleaning

    any tips on how to bed it down,
    will it re-root if i weight it down

    the sustrate is pea gravel with sand and flourite sand
    but the sand has all sunk as you can imagine

    other question is a bit silly perhaps...

    could i sit my mini landscape rocks on my cuba carpet
    (not placed first and grown around as usual)

    i wnat to do this do i can play with layouts and
    that it would be dead easy to clean the rocks and it will also
    sit them up a bit as they are not a big as i would have liked

    would the cuba rot under the stones, most likely i imagine
    but would it matter, would it just fertilise the other plants?
    would it be a disaster? any thoughts?

    btw, when a big portion of my cuba carpet was up rooted
    there was piles of mulm on the substrate under it!


  2. mi5haha

    mi5haha Newly Registered

    A lazy way is to find some small pieces of stainless wire mesh, put HC cuba on it (well spread), and cover them with a nylon mesh, and then bury (does not matter) the stainless wire mesh into the gravel again.
  3. AdAndrews

    AdAndrews Member

    Kidderminster, Worcs
    cut it all up with sharp scissors and re-plant with tweezers
  4. fourmations

    fourmations Member

    thanks guys

    i was hoping i wouldnt have to replant it in sections
    but i probably will

    any thoughts on my second question about
    setting rocks on top of a cuba carpet


  5. a1Matt

    a1Matt Member

    When that happens to me I just pile gravel on top of the HC to weight it down, then wait for it to grow up through the gravel again.
    Seems a waste to stick rocks on top of HC as it will deifnitely kill it off. Much better to give the HC away here on UKAPS ;)

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