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What is this plant?

Posted by LittlePeapod none (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 15, 13 at 12:53

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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RE: What is this plant?

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.


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RE: What is this plant?

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


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RE: What is this plant?

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

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

ken


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RE: What is this plant?

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


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RE: What is this plant?

Undoubtedly, Doryopteris sp.

Rgds


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RE: What is this plant?

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?


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RE: What is this plant?

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


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