Category Archives for Ferns

Platycerium (Elk’s-Horn or Stag’s-Horn Fern)

These are among the most beautiful and distinct of all ferns. The fronds are forked, giving the plants a noble antler-like appearance, which with their epiphytal habit attracts immediate attention. All come from the tropics except Platycerium bifurcatum, which comes … Continue reading

25. January 2013 by admin
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PELLAEA

A very interesting group of low-growing ferns with leathery fronds, of neat habit and easy cultivation. Pellaea andromedifolia (coffee fern), a native of the USA, has very scaly, reddish-brown stems about 1 ft. long. P. atropurpurea, 5 to 6 in., … Continue reading

24. January 2013 by admin
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NEPHROLEPIS

One of the most popular of greenhouse ferns and can also be grown as a house plant. Nephrolepis exallata (sword fern), fronds 2 ft. long and from 3 to 6 in. broad, and therefore the one best adapted to general … Continue reading

23. January 2013 by admin
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Microlepia

MICROLEPIA Plants with very finely divided, broadly toothed foliage carried on hairy stems. There are about 25 sorts, of which the following are the best: Microlepia marginata, 1-1/2 to 2 ft. M. platyphylla, 2 to 3 ft. Read more […]

23. January 2013 by admin
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DAVALLIA

All the davallias are beautiful plants of easy cultivation in a greenhouse. The following are good subjects for hanging baskets and are rhizomatous. Davallia bullata (squirrel’s foot fern), up to 1 ft. high. D. canariensis (hare’s foot fern), 1 to … Continue reading

22. January 2013 by admin
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CYRTOMIUM

In common with most ferns from japan, this plant is evergreen. Cyrtomium falcatum (holly fern), bears thick, tough, spiny leaves with a polished surface, which normally reach about 1-½ ft. high; of the several varieties the best is C.f. Pendulum. … Continue reading

21. January 2013 by admin
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BLECHNUM

  Blechnum gibbum, one of the best of this extensive family, the long, arching fronds often reaching 2-1/2 to 3 ft. in length. B.g. Bellii, forked fronds, each densely tassel led at the apex. B.g. Tinctum, young fronds are tinged … Continue reading

21. January 2013 by admin
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ADIANTUM (MAIDENHAIR FERN)

These ferns, 6 in. to 3 ft. high, with their graceful habit and pleasing colour tones, are probably the most popular in cultivation. Adiantum caudatum, one of the smaller species, with graceful fronds, not exceeding 1 ft. in length, beautifully … Continue reading

20. January 2013 by admin
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Asplenium

There are nearly 800 members of this genus scattered across the world, many making excellent greenhouse plants. The fronds are evergreen and have a leathery texture. Asplenium bulbiferum, 1 to 2 ft., the commonest variety. A. viviparum, 1 to 2 … Continue reading

20. January 2013 by admin
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Greenhouse Ferns

Ferns have a wide geographical distribution, their species and varieties in nearly 10,000 different kinds being found almost throughout the whole world. Stretching sparsely from the Arctic to extreme density in the tropics, these flowerless plants favour islands and coastal … Continue reading

19. January 2013 by admin
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