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How do I plant Java Fern, Anubias, or Bucephalandra?

The way Java Ferns, Anubias, and Bucephalandra should be planted is a bit different from what most aquarists are used to. Unlike most aquarium plants, these epiphytes don't appreciate being planted in the substrate at all and will most likely die off when the rhizomes are buried. It actually absorbs most nutrients through the leaves and rhizomes and uses its roots to attach to a surface. This means you can tie it to driftwood or porous rocks like lava rock using some thread or fishing wire. They can also be glued onto hardscape or weighed down with our plant weights. Click the link below to learn more about how to plant epiphytes.

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