I was very pleased with my purchase, nice healthy plant.
Arrived in perfect condition looking green and large and beautiful. Even started sprouting baby java ferns at the leave tips a few days after putting it into my tank (which is still being fishless cycled). It is turning brown/black and dying back now but I from what I read this is most likely my fault due to nutrient deficiencies and/or light issues that I'm still trying to work out, but that is the only reason for 4/5 instead of 5/5.
Overall if you have an established tank and know what you are doing this would be a great purchase to add something already near full sized to the background. Keep up the great youtube work Cory!
I love the plants on wood. It takes all the guess work out of placement of the plant. The plant itself is nice a full and very healthy.
From the reviews, I really expected healthy plants. So many of the stems were broken, probably when the java ferns were jammed into the holes of the wood. Also, very disappointed that my brand new tank is now infested with snails. This is the only plant in my 10 g. so the snails could have only come in on the java plant. I've ordered plants for my 120 g planted tank from other sources and have never received plants with snails or in bad shape. Duplicate review only to fix the star rating that I missed during my first review. 1 Star
Plant arrived in great shape and is doing well in my tank.