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Java fern

> Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 16:52:02 EDT
> From: Piabinha at aol_com
> Subject: Windelov's Java Fern
> In a message dated 10/13/1999 3:53:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:
> > I have it in a fairly low light, low nutrient
> >  tank. It is very compact. It is curious that I have yet to see
> >  any spontaneous decay of the leaves as occurs with the regular
> >  java fern.
> i received mine from karen randall also.  mine grows very slowly, staying 
> compact, i see no decay whatsoever but it produces tons of plantlets that 
> float.

The Windelov or Java Lace Fern that I have is very simular in leaf shape to 
common Java fern, but mine seems to grow faster than the common 
Microsorium. The plantlets however are entirely different...real lacey 
frongs. Java Ferns, like many plants, can vary greatly in leaf structure 
and size depending on how they are grown commercially. I have seen java 
fern of both types with very large and elongated leaves, and ones with 
short compact growth. Those that I have raised myself from plantlets have 
always grown into short, compact, and bushy plants. I imagine it has to do 
with lighting and nutrients.

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