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Some epiphytic ferns

Posted by penfold2 4a, MN (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 13, 11 at 14:21

I thought I'd post some pics of my epiphytic ferns for fun, and to see if anyone has any tips on growing them.

From left to right: Pyrrosia longifolia, Microgramma Lycopodioides?, and Lecanopteris luzonensis. All growing reasonably well if a bit slowly.
Epiphytic ferns

Polypodium bombycinum. Did nothing for a long time, but is finally putting out a new frond.
Polypodium bombycinum

Ophioglossum pendulum (wide form). Has done nothing since I got it. I'm worried about this one.
Ophioglossum pendulum

Has anyone grown these or similar species? Any tips? They're growing in my greenhouse under 60% shade cloth, 50-80% humidity, and daily watering with 1/4 strength fertilizer. I just switched to RO water to see if that yields any improvement.


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RE: Some epiphytic ferns

I would imagine they would grow like a platycerium. See my posts regarding mounting and fertilizing them.


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