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Curly Ferns

Posted by dawnginn 6 (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 28, 07 at 15:20

I was at a local nursery today and came across a curly fern. It looks just like a boston fern but the leaves are curly. I never heard of this before but I had to buy it. It's so cute!

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RE: Curly Ferns

Hi Dawn, Do you have a pic of your new fern? How curly is it? It's not a fluffy Ruffle is it? Though these ferns don't resemble Bostons. Have a pic? Toni

RE: Curly Ferns

Hi Toni, The name of the plant is Nephrolepis Emina. The tag said "Curly Boston Fern" but some people call it Jester's Hat Fern. It grows upright and is a cousin to the Fluffy Ruffle. Here are some pics.

Here is a link that might be useful: Curly Fern

RE: Curly Ferns

Dawn, what a beautiful fern..never seen anything like it before..No wonder you came home w/a new'd have done the same..
Which window will you keep in winter? What about humidity? Is it high, med, low humidity? It's really gorgeous..Toni

RE: Curly Ferns

Toni, I'm going to assume it is probably high humidity although, I couldn't find any care information. I am going to try a north window and if it doesn't do well then I will move it to an east window. This is going to be a trial and error plant I'm sure. I just hope it does well.

RE: Curly Ferns

Dawn, I hope it works..It's a truly amazing fern.
I keep my 3 ferns in a north window and so far so good. In winter they sit on humidity trays. Daily misting, of course. And once a wk, (they're in the kitchen,) each are brought to sink and hosed off.
If you've a bright north it should do, but an east window will definatly be enough light. Not too bright nor dark.
Is your room heated? That's the problem w/winter and gas heat. It's way too dry.
Have you tried a search on Google? I guess that site is frequently used when an unknown plant cannot be ID'd from ppl here on GW..
Speaking of humidity, and this is just my opinion..I believe thicker-leaf ferns don't need as much humidity as thinner leaves. I'm not saying they don't require humidity, because I've yet to see a fern that doesn't..But it seems like some ferns w/thin leaved dry 2 days after they're brought home. I wish you the best of luck..Toni

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