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!
It is a fern - they are not my thing but maybe Pteris cretica 'Parkeri'?
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.
ferns tend to like a drink.. and then to be let to dry thoroughly ...
double check me.. but do NOT over water it ...
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
Undoubtedly, Doryopteris sp.
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?
Doryopteris has got two different fronds, the tallest are fertile and the lowest are sterile. It needs enough air humidity.