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What is that white thing on the fern ?

4 Comments
2024/06/23
12:33 UTC

19

Fernery w Bunny

Like something out of a Beatrix Potter novel or created by the great Thornton W Burgess - one of two young visitor friends the other day, in the thicket of our fernery.

1 Comment
2024/06/22
16:28 UTC

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Asplenium hemionitis?

Growing from sphagnum moss acquired from Amazon. Asplenium hemionitis is what Google lens suggests. I didn't even think it was a fern until I just saw the new fiddle head.

10 Comments
2024/06/22
16:17 UTC

7

What kind of fern is this?

Found growing wild in the North Georgia mountains

3 Comments
2024/06/21
14:25 UTC

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Adiantum latifolium - This is a tropical maidenhair fern

0 Comments
2024/06/21
02:13 UTC

4

Zebra plant

I bought this beautiful plant in San Diego. I live in Az and it was recommended to keep my fern in a second pot with rock and water to keep soil moist. It’s been about a month of it doing well until now!

On top of all of this, I’m sick with Covid. Can anyone help me troubleshoot what to do?

The red pot is the pot the fern has been sitting in.

3 Comments
2024/06/21
00:27 UTC

5

What’s this fern?

I found a few ferns growing by a utility pole in my area. Google says it’s a bracken fern but it also could be a cinnamon fern. Help!

4 Comments
2024/06/20
13:06 UTC

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Can someone identify the problem with this fern?

My sister has had this absolutely gorgeous fern for years and never really had any problems with it, however my sisters and i repotted a bunch of her plants including this one about half a year ago. Now its looking like this and has lost some leaves :( She really loves this plant and it would be so sad if it died, so i thought maybe there are some fern experts among you guys who could help out. The plant is on a shelf, its been in that same spot for a few years so i dont think thats the problem. I asked my sister if maybe the soil is too dry but she said she keeps the soil moist, i thought maybe its too moist but ferns like that dont they?

6 Comments
2024/06/19
19:30 UTC

15

How long can it grow?

This big boy has grown a lot over the past 4 years. I bought it on discount when it was still a small plant of like 15 cm. Every year I think it has reached its maxed length, but what it is the max length of a fern?

1 Comment
2024/06/19
16:36 UTC

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Delightful Fern

This fern has delighted us for over 10 years and the 80# Shepard likes to hide UNDER it on the regular as the dirt is shaded and cool.

3 Comments
2024/06/19
11:20 UTC

4

Should I divide this before mounting?

My experience with platycerium is I may have I killed one a few years ago. Picked up this lil one and was going to mount it. It’s a small 4” pot but looks like 3 lil pups that should be divided before mounting. Am I reading this wrong? TIA

3 Comments
2024/06/18
00:38 UTC

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Fern FAQs

I post these FAQs so that they might be put in the greeting area of our community to provide information to new and existing members. I believe these FAQs cover many frequently asked questions.

A most frequent question not covered are how to care for ferns indoors.

FAQ Asparagus Fern

Asparagus Fern is not a fern. Ready? It is a member of the asparagus plant.

It has seeds and flowers, not spores.

FAQ Fern Identification

A few ferns, especially those in North America and Western Europe, can be determined on sight.

Others must have the following pictures for an accurate identification.

Please include the following with each identification request.

1 - Picture of the entire plant.

2 - Close up of the base showing the ground, stem, and lower leaf.

3 - Picture of the the entire leaf.

4 - Close up of the back of the fern, especially if sori, 'fruit dots', are present.

Each of these pictures provide identifiers to make an accurate identification.

Fern Facts

There are over 13,000 species of ferns in the world. They appear on all six continents.

There only 300 species of ferns in the Eastern United States, half are in Florida.

There are about 100 species of ferns in the United Kingdom.

Ferns have been on Earth for 350-400 million years. Ferns were the first plants to grow tall. Many have gone extinct.

The horsetails are the ferns descendant from the original ferns.

Coal is made up of the original ferns.

Most ferns today are from the Cretaceous period when competition with seed plants began.

0 Comments
2024/06/16
22:23 UTC

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What do y'all think about putting my fern in a pumice and calcined clay mix?

I do it with aroids and they love but I keep reading how ferns like organic material. I know in the wild they love decomposing leaves but this is a houseplant. How important is that?

2 Comments
2024/06/16
20:06 UTC

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I may have a fern addiction

3ft Dicksonia antarctica for scale

13 Comments
2024/06/16
18:54 UTC

2

Please help to identify

Found these guys in the forest near my city. Please, help to identify what specie they're from.

5 Comments
2024/06/16
18:23 UTC

6

Fern identification please

14 Comments
2024/06/16
02:04 UTC

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Fern collected close to the Lleida Pyrenees.

1 Comment
2024/06/14
20:50 UTC

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Fernie got a repot and now she's going to be residing indoors. She could have technically stayed outside longer, but she's too beautiful not to have indoors! She's right by a west facing window.

2 Comments
2024/06/14
20:43 UTC

10

can anyone identify?

(in south carolina!)

3 Comments
2024/06/14
17:13 UTC

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Need advice for Autumn Fern

I’ve had my Autumn fern for almost five months; it was honestly putting out growth weekly. I’m unsure of what I did wrong. Now, in the middle it’s bare, as the new growth had shriveled up. I water every four days. I’ve been doing the same thing for months now. Should I water it every three to two days instead?

I just don’t want to overwater it, as I done that with a Boston fern, and it is no more. Any advice and help, would be plenty appreciated.

1 Comment
2024/06/14
13:37 UTC

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Help asparagus fern emergency placement

Hi, a friend didn’t know how to care for it and only met the humidity requirement Any tips on restoring it or is it a lost cause. there is still some green. Please give help

8 Comments
2024/06/13
23:34 UTC

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