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cutting java fern
>I've got some large java ferns that have attached themselves to
>driftwood. The plants are too big and I would like to separate them. If
>I cut the rhizome will it injure the plant. How do I pull the plant from
>the driftwood without destroying it since the roots have attached so
>well. I can tug pretty hard and the plant doesn't budge.
Just pull it off the driftwood, and cut the rhizome with a sharp knife. As
long as each section contains rhizome, a few leaves and a few roots, it
won't even look back. If you happen to break a leaf off, just let it float
around the tank and babies will form on it. Java fern is tough stuff!
Aquatic Gardeners Association