Ferns forum: Bird's Nest Fern

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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Aug 4, 2015 8:08 AM CST
Thanks to 56" of rain in May and July, this fern flourished in spite of two bouts of hail. I took the photo at dusk so the color isn't great, but I wanted to show the frond on the left that crosses the urn. It's over 54" long!
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Name: Susan B
East Tennessee (Zone 6b)
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lakesidecallas
Aug 8, 2015 10:28 AM CST
NICE!!!! I've always wanted a big one of these. What do you have it planted in (media that is, not pot)?
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Aug 8, 2015 11:34 AM CST
I use Sunshine Mix. It's just like Pro-Mix. Fern needs to be pushed back into the shade, the fronds are starting to yellow a bit from our continual 100 degree days. I use fish emulsion, pelleted fertilizer, and occasionally some Miracle Gro to feed it. It's at least ten years old.
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Aug 17, 2015 1:07 PM CST
Sandi,
What is the plant you have growing behind the Bromeliad in the pot? It reminds me of one on the plant ID forum. Thank You!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Aug 17, 2015 2:30 PM CST
Bird Of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae). It's actually in the pot with the bromeliad.
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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Aug 17, 2015 2:44 PM CST
Thank You! Sandi! It's beautiful!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Aug 17, 2015 8:35 PM CST
Well, thank you! We are struggling with 100 degree days, so nothing looks very good.

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