What is this plant?

LittlePeapodFebruary 15, 2013

This was just too cute to pass up at the nursery. I was told it was a type of fern. It doesn't look like the typical fern though. I would like to know what it is and how to care for it. Thanks!

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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

It is a fern - they are not my thing but maybe Pteris cretica 'Parkeri'?

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 1:16PM
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eahamel(9a)

Yes, this is a fern. I don't know the name, but it's easy to take care of. As you can see, it has two different fronds. Immature fronds on a young fern are sometimes different from the mature ones. And some have male fronds and female fronds that are different from each other, but I think in this case, they're immature.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 1:16PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

ferns tend to like a drink.. and then to be let to dry thoroughly ...

double check me.. but do NOT over water it ...

ken

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 1:36PM
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LittlePeapod

Here is another view of the plant. I looked up pictures of pteris cretica parkeri, and I don't think it's the same plant. I'm not familiar with the care of ferns. I hope I don't kill this cute plant.

This post was edited by LittlePeapod on Fri, Feb 15, 13 at 14:50

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 2:19PM
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dryadella

Undoubtedly, Doryopteris sp.

Rgds

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 4:13PM
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LittlePeapod

Thank You! I think you are correct! I can't find much information on this plant. How do I care for this plant? It seems as if this is a type of antenna fern? Does that mean that the antennas look different than what's on the bottom?

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 4:38PM
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dryadella

Doryopteris has got two different fronds, the tallest are fertile and the lowest are sterile. It needs enough air humidity.
Rgds

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 8:18PM
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