This was the first live plant I bought for my small aquarium and bowl. I was able to cut it in 1/2 and divide it between the two habitats.
It was very easy to plant. I just covered the "roots" with a pond rock. My betta loves to swim around it, the mystery snails like to climb along it (and haven't eaten it), and the ghost shrimp like to hang out at its base and on their leaves.
Very easy to take care of!
January 3, 2014
UNBELIEVABLE YOU GUYS!
This is a great plant. Every one knows that it's the hardiest plant on the market. But lots of people don't buy them just because they don't look good in stores (small, not healthy color, brown spots all over). After a month in your aquarium, they will be as beautiful as the one on that picture. And it comes with a lot of benefits:
1. Gives oxygen
2. Purifies water
3. Reproduces well
4. Plant for any freshwater tank
5. Tastes bad (fish won't eat it)
6. Hiding and laying eggs spot
7. Grows big
8. Grows on anything (gravel, rocks, driftwood...)
And if you get lucky, you get two of them stuck together! This plant is expensive but it's worth it
March 16, 2013
A great looking plant
ive read how easy this plant was to maintain and how it doesnt even need to be planted into a substrate (gravel/dirt), it can be attached to rocks and driftwood via sting or rubberband and will eventually latch itself on and then which u can remove the sting. it doesnt need alot of light but can grow much better with it.
-eventually tall background plant
-can easily propagate into more plants increasing the dollar value of your purchase and YOU CAN HAVE MORE PLANTS IN YOUR TANK AT NO ADDITIONAL COST :)
January 15, 2013
Don't have a green thumb? You can grow a Java Fern
Java Fern might be the single best plant for beginners. It will grow regardless of your water chemistry, or how much light you use (note that low light will make it grow slower, though) and it's even one of the few plants that do well in moderate salt levels. Destructive fish also tend to ignore it, since it tastes fairly bitter.
For success with growing it, you can plant it but it doesn't grow the strongest of roots. Attach it to a piece of rock or driftwood with some fishing line or a rubber band. Given a month or two, it'll attach on its own, grow more leaves, and take the decoration over. It looks great, too.
For those of you who are betta fans, Java Fern is a wonderful addition. It thrives, it eats the fish waste, and gives you additional time between water changes. A cheap and valuable decoration for your betta bowl.
November 20, 2012