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Attempting to find the name of this fern-like plant...

Posted by drakonka none (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 30, 12 at 15:52


I'm attempting to find out the name of a fern-like plant I got at a Swedish florist today. Someone else suggested that it could be a resurrection plant (perhaps a false rose of jericho), but while I see some similarities in Googling I'm not quite sure and would really appreciate some thoughts from those who are more knowledgeable than me (which is probably everyone on this forum). I took several photos of the plant and added some notes here.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Here is a link that might be useful: Photos of the plant

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RE: Attempting to find the name of this fern-like plant...

Update: I believe someone IDed this correctly as the Selaginella kraussiana or "Frosty fern" - does this sound right?

RE: Attempting to find the name of this fern-like plant...

Definitely Selaginella, but not S. kraussiana. Have a look at and try the different species listede some have good pictures. As far as i Know the species commonly sold as a house plant is S. martensii or S. moellendorffii.

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