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<H1>how to make a plant grow on a driftwood</H1><DIV id=Qtextbox><P><STRONG>Author: akaomar</STRONG><BR><BR>hi

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i have just bought a driftwood that is about 18" long and i was wondering if it is possible to grow a plant on it and what plant do i need to buy

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thanks omar

</DIV><H2>Replies »</H2><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: chuckmeister</STRONG><BR><BR>Most of the time I've seen it, its java fern just tied to your piece of driftwood with a piece of cotton or string, fishing line may be ok too. If you use cotton, by the time it decays you'd have a good root bond to your piece of driftwood. I've never done it though and others will answer better

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Cheers Charlie

</DIV><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: beardie</STRONG><BR><BR>

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I use cotton when attaching plants to driftwood/rocks. Works well however like chuckmeister said, others use fishing line or some sort of string.

</DIV><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: akaomar</STRONG><BR><BR>hi

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do you know what plant i should use and how much i would be looking at and how long will it take so the roots can stick to the driftwood

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thanks omar

</DIV><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: hungsta</STRONG><BR><BR>Anubias spp...

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Java ferns....

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Java moss, willow moss etc...

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For roots to stick to the wood depends on how fast the plant is growing and how fast the roots will attach itself, it varies but about a month or 2.

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I used twist ties, cable ties, i dont bother with cotton.

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A method i was told is....to wrap the roots with java moss and cotton wool and then fishing line.

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HTH

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</DIV><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: searlesy</STRONG><BR><BR>I can vouch for the use of rubber bands, I used them a few weeks ago to attach some bolbitus and anubias to a piece of driftwood, and it worked well.

</DIV><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: The Cichlid Man</STRONG><BR><BR>Best way i have found to get the plants to hold onto the drift wood is with fishing line wrapped around the wood and roots of the plant. Once attached i simply cut off the fishing line.

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Best plants for this would be Anubias barteri, Amazon Sword,

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Java Fern, Java Moss and Riccia Fluitans.

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Hope all goes well.

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Regards,

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Ben

</DIV><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: akaomar</STRONG><BR><BR>thanks for the reply i will try it out

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thanks omar

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