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jade fern

Posted by garyfla 10 Florida (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 22, 12 at 17:20

Hi
Microsorum thailandicum. Anybody growing these ??
have been growing one in an outdoor terrarium for several years . Around two years ago it lost it's gorgeous turquoise color and is growing out rather than up Any method for correcting this ?? Tempted to try my marsh garden since most of the family are aquatic . Thanks gary


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RE: jade fern

Hi
Apprently not many people growing these Though i found a guy GH growing and he swears they are obligate limestone lithophytes. I'm using long fibered sphag and growth is no problem just the habit.
So would guess nobody is into Elaphoglossums either??
These are growing well but have lost the glow in the dark quality which is soooo gorgeous. thanks gary


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  • Posted by katkin 9b/10a PSL,Fl (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 11, 12 at 6:25

Sorry I couldn't help you Gary, but that's a plant I know nothing about. :o)


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RE: jade fern

Hi Gary,

Whenever someone mentions a plant that I don't know, I Google it just so I can learn about the exotic plants we can grow in Florida. I did just that and found an interesting article about your plant
http://www.exoticrainforest.com/Microsorum thailandicum pc.html

Hope this helps.
Linda Leaf


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Linda leaf
He's the one that I got the info of an "obligate lithophyte" Would be an interesting way to grow it but experience has taught me it's not necessary and much more difficult to keep the necessary humidity.!! I've repotted and moved from the terrarium to the edge of my marsh garden. So far it's responded by spreading further lol
As to the Elaphoglossum i've been using "white " coir in a basket same problem grows well but has lost the blue color as well as the "glitter"
These have got to be the worlds most beautiful ferns if not plants lol You'd think they'd be MUCH more popular?? Thanks gary


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