This thread is in reply to a blog post by LysmachiaMoon entitled "Tropical Garden by the Greenhouse".
May 27, 2020 2:45 PM CST
Thread OP
Bristol, VA (Zone 6b)
We usually buy a few of the Kim Queen ferns to sit in the corner of the deck. It grows very well and seems to like being root bound. They seem to have a personality and I end up carrying them in for the winter. Each year I repot them into a bigger container until finally they get too big to move. Last year I left a big one out for the winter through some sub freezing weather and had to cut the root ball up to move it in the spring. I visited the dumping spot later and found thousands of small ferns sprouting from the ball.
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This is a small piece of the root.
May 27, 2020 3:55 PM CST
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Region: Pennsylvania Keeper of Poultry
Wow, that's amazing! I assumed any of the houseplant type ferns would never survive wintering outdoors. I've noticed too that these ferns don't mind being potbound at all....I think they are sort of "semi-epiphytes" long as they are kept moist, they grow without much in the way of soil in the pot.
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