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Name: ray schaaf
shepherdsville ky
Feb 8, 2015 7:53 AM CST
I reciently divided some ,what I think are boston ferns. Among the roots I found hairy spheres which look reproductive structure. I planted some and one seems to be sprouting? Anyone know what these are?
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Name: Arlene
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Feb 8, 2015 9:05 AM CST

Can you post a photo? It probably is roots. I divide my Boston ferns each year so I can over winter them in the greenhouse.
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Feb 10, 2015 8:57 PM CST
Yes, those are underground tubers. See:
Scroll down to Reproduction and Dispersal
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Name: Evan
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Feb 11, 2015 2:23 PM CST

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You may have the Australian Southern Sword Fern (Nephrolepis cordifolia) that flaflwrgrl linked to. The American Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) doesn't have tubers.

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