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Pictures of Birds Nest and/or Crocodile fern pictures ?

Posted by bamboo_turtles (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 23, 10 at 21:09

I would be interested in seeing some of your prized , very large birdnest ferns and / or crocodile ferns . I also have dwarf bird's nest fern and would like to see an older / larger plant . Perhaps they are clumpers ?

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RE: Pictures of Birds Nest and/or Crocodile fern pictures ?

I have a fern which I feel must be the kind you inquire about. My friend, who gave it to me several years ago when it was about to die, called it an alligator birdnest fern. Today I was checking to try to identify it more exactly, and your post came up.

Is this what you refer to?
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and it seems to me that it does multiply by clumping, because I am about to have a local nurseryman separate and repot it for me. I do not want to chance losing it now.
Actually, the long fronds are greater than 2 feet long.
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And while we are on the subject, I found a different style birdnest fern at the nursery I spoke of, sort of a clubfoot version, different from my other wavy edged and straight edged bird nest ferns. I am quite fond of these plants, and give them a place of respect in the limited shade of my garden.
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Hope this helps.

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