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Bristol, VA (Zone 6b)
May 27, 2020 2:45 PM CST
|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.
This is a small piece of the root.
May 27, 2020 3:55 PM CST
|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"...as long as they are kept moist, they grow without much in the way of soil in the pot.
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