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Climbing Ferns?

Post  PeacefulAres on Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:05 am

This is may seem like an odd question, but today I found a group of very small climbing ferns growing on a tangerine tree. I have no idea what the species is, an I have never seen it in this area in going on 15 years. Whatever it is, I find it incredibly adorable and I want to grow it on a tree. Have any of you had such an experience? If so, what methods did you use to grow the ferns?

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Re: Climbing Ferns?

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:09 am

There are a couple of fern species that are invasive, so please be careful, but you should be able to use a little spagnum peat and attach a fern to a tree with a wire, especially at the base of a branch, the fern might eventually attach itself.

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:48 am

How about a pic? Billy is right, there are a couple of very invasive exotic climbing ferns that you really should not propagate.

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Post  PeacefulAres on Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:13 am

I did a little research, and it and it appears to be Lygodium japonicum. Even though I like it, I'm not going to propagate it.

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:55 am

PeacefulAres wrote:I did a little research, and it and it appears to be Lygodium japonicum. Even though I like it, I'm not going to propagate it.

Florida has an invasive plant species list and I think that fern is on it.

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:08 pm

Yes. That is it. Attractive, but nasty.

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