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Got two new plants.........................

Posted by elkay 6a (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 8, 14 at 10:31

Found these at Walmart. Since I had to toss three plants this winter, I have room.

Curly fig (ficus pumila)
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Lemon button fern (nephrolepis cordifolia)
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Those are nice looking!


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Howdy,

Hi Elkay...I've seen green and variegated F. pumilas, but the colors on yours differ. Is it the light?

Button Ferns are so cute, but difficult indoors.

Hey Purple. Toni


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I think most ferns are difficult indoors, but nice plants

Hey hopeful and purple


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I agree, ferns, in general, are not easy houseplants for those with very arid/low humidity environments. In terraria, however, ferns, IME, quickly become "thugs" and will try to take over the entire terr.


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They are so cute! I just got a small curly fig at Lowe's for 50c too, and divided it. So now I have two. I never had one before, so kinda looking forward to see how it grows. I have a Kimberly fern at home, and so far it's doing fine. They grow very fast :) Mine (again, $3 on Lowe's clearance) was HUGE and and grew out of the pot from the sides - so I had to divide it too. :) After a few months there was so much new growth, that I had to cut down all the old leaves to make space for the new ones.
Enjoy your plants. :)


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Paul, yes, most ferns are fussy indoors. Leaves yellow, brown and drop everywhere.

However, I found thicker-leaf ferns are hardier.

Not the best photo, but I've had this fern many years. I spray daily, and give it a sink-bath once a month, but it's typically easy to care for.

Ferns

Toni


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