DO YOUR PLANTS HAVE SNAILS?
HOW DO I PREPARE PLANTS?
Since the majority of plants that I sell are bare root, preparation is minimal because I have done most of the work for you. Although similar, different varieties of plants may require more, or less, preparation. I will briefly outline the types of preparation for you here.
- Stem plants: Will be sold in leaded or unleaded bunches. To prep simply remove lead strip strip or binding device, and separate stems. Depending on root length trim at 1/8th an 1/4th”. Arrange in tank as desired using pincets or forceps. (you can use your fingers too!) Leaded bundles may also be left whole, and planted in bunch form with leaded strip.
- Whole plants: (i.e. swords, crypts, etc…) Need to be trimmed 1/8 to 1/4th” from tip of root, and placed into substrate taking care not to bury the crown.
- Rhizome plants: (Java fern , Anubias, Buce etc..) do not necessarily require a root trim, however you may trim if you feel it necessary for aesthetics. attach these plants to hard scape with thread or glue and take extra care not to bury the rhizome. The rhizome of these plants MUST BE above the substrate at all times or rot will ensue causing the loss of your plant.