Plants that you buy in a bunch are usually in a foam wrapped with lead tape. Remove the lead tape and foam and place the stems INDIVIDUALLY in the soil, a few centimetres apart, after having shortened the roots a little. A long pair of pincers (e.g. JBL PROSCAPE TOOLS P STRAIGHT ) makes planting much easier! Also press a fertiliser tablet ( JBL PROFLORA Ferropol Root ) into the root area of the planted stems. In some substrates, e.g. sand, the individual stems do not hold well and float upwards again and again. Plant pegs ( JBL PROSCAPE PLANTIS PINS ) help here, as they fix the individual stems securely in the soil.
Take potted plants out of their pots and remove the "rock wool" that is stuck between their roots. You can easily hook this rock wool out with a pair of pointed scissors. The rock wool is intensely loaded with fertiliser and thus unfortunately promotes unwanted algae growth. Here too, shorten the roots a little and press a fertiliser ball ( JBL PROFLORA 7 Kul ) or/and a tablet of JBL PROFLORA Ferropol Root into the root area. Many pot plants are cultivated OVER WATER and will initially shed these overwater leaves in your aquarium! Be a little patient: they will later form new underwater leaves.
In-vitro plants come in small containers with a transparent gel around the roots. Remove the gel as well as possible by pressing and washing it out and then place the plants in your substrate. Here, too, you can promote root formation very well with JBL PROFLORA Ferropol Root .
Attach epiphytic plants such as the java fern (Microsorium) to the decoration (wood, stones). Do NOT cut off the roots this time. Simply clamp the plant roots into the decoration or tie the plant with fishing line. It is easier to simply glue the plant ( X JBL PROHARU UNIVERSAL also sticks under water).