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Jun 18, 2018 8:20 AM CST

A couple of years ago, I bought a birds nest fern with the forked fronds. Unnamed, but likely Chrissy. All of the recent growth has reverted back to the standard, nonwavy frond. Any ideas why?
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Jun 24, 2018 6:23 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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I don't know why but mine has done the same thing.

Currently:
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2013:
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Jun 24, 2018 8:56 AM CST
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Oh no, that means I'll have two that look the same down the road. Sighing!
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Jun 25, 2018 7:35 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Maybe, maybe not. Without knowing the cause, it's impossible to say if it's preventable.
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Jun 27, 2018 7:41 PM CST
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I took a gander at mine yesterday (need to take a picture) and wow, the new growth is super crinkled! It actually gets more sun than I thought it would take. Maybe that has something to do with the reversion? Do you guys keep yours in lower light or do they get some direct sun?
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Jun 28, 2018 10:30 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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I've gradually acclimated mine to around 4-5 hours of direct sun per day, but half in the morning, half in the evening, when the sunshine gets under the tree.
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Jul 13, 2018 6:45 AM CST

I'm the OP. Mine gets primarily dim lighting. I bet that is the reason it has reverted. Will try a higher light situation.
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Jul 13, 2018 7:11 AM CST
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BeWyse said:I'm the OP. Mine gets primarily dim lighting. I bet that is the reason it has reverted. Will try a higher light situation.


Mine is outdoors, so if yours is inside, it may prove a different experience still (I mean, I understand that indoor lighting isn't as intense). Mind you, it's been outside since early Spring, so it had time to acclimate to the summer sun. I don't think it gets afternoon sun, but I was afraid the sun it is getting would burn it, but no issues whatsoever!

I will try to have Hubby take a good picture for me. I broke my back last week, so I never got around to taking a picture.
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I'm sorry, I'm really slow apparently. But here's my 'Birdnest Fern' and boy, it is super crinkly! Lovey dubby

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Aug 22, 2018 12:45 PM CST
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Sure is, LOVE!
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Aug 22, 2018 5:32 PM CST
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Ham,

I hope that your back is okay!!! Iam sorry that happened to you!!

Mindi
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Aug 22, 2018 5:37 PM CST
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MindiHammerstone said:Ham,

I hope that your back is okay!!! Iam sorry that happened to you!!

Mindi


Thank You! It wasn't as bad as it sounds (I had a compression fracture, but not a bad one fortunately) and I had surgery to repair the "damage." But, I'm still healing it seems! I keep trying to do a fraction of what I used to do outside and my muscles keep screaming at me. Hilarious!
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Aug 22, 2018 5:37 PM CST
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Ham, how do they treat a broken back? Are you in a cast? Hope it gets better soon. How did it happen?

I haven't had one of these ferns in years, but the pics tell me I need to get it again.
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Aug 22, 2018 5:42 PM CST
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Bless your heart!! The trauma of your back and then back surgery!!

Iam glad that you are able to garden a little and hope that you have less and less pain!!!

Mindi
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Aug 22, 2018 5:43 PM CST
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I agree
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plantmanager said:Ham, how do they treat a broken back? Are you in a cast? Hope it gets better soon. How did it happen?

I haven't had one of these ferns in years, but the pics tell me I need to get it again.


I had the least invasive surgery where they inject a ballon into the vertebrae and re-inflate it so it goes back to the shape/size it was before being compressed and then they inject a cement into it to harden it/fill in the fractures. I had to wear a back brace for four weeks though (I'm hot natured as it is and it's really hot here in July, so that was fun. Hilarious! ).

I'm almost two months post surgery. Hurray! I see the doctor a second time tomorrow. But, I fell with the ladder trying to paint our house. So much for saving money doing it myself! D'Oh! I was almost done too. About one more week of painting/replacing soffit vents (attic vents)) and I was going to be able to take a nice long break! I mean, I got a break, but not wuite the relaxation I was looking for. Glare
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Aug 22, 2018 5:46 PM CST
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MindiHammerstone said:Bless your heart!! The trauma of your back and then back surgery!!

Iam glad that you are able to garden a little and hope that you have less and less pain!!!

Mindi


Thank You! *Blush* I am fortunate in that I experienced more discomfort than pain. Once I fell, I knew something wasn't righ and I didn't try to get up. Thank God, I had my phone outside with me, so I scooted across the ground (not too far, I fell right near where my phone was) to grab it. And I sat there like a log until I had to get up with my back brace in the hospital. But, I was told it is a quite painful experience. Something inside me knew not to move, so I'm glad I didn't try.
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Aug 22, 2018 5:48 PM CST
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Wow, what an experience. I'm really careful now whenever I have to climb on anything. My balance isn't what it used to be. I also make sure my phone is on me at all times. Hope you're back to normal soon!
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Aug 22, 2018 5:50 PM CST
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Thank God that the phone was near you!!! "Someone" was looking out for you I think!!

Hope that your doctor has good news tomorrow!!

Mindi
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Aug 22, 2018 5:51 PM CST
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plantmanager said:Wow, what an experience. I'm really careful now whenever I have to climb on anything. My balance isn't what it used to be. I also make sure my phone is on me at all times. Hope you're back to normal soon!


It was! I've never broken a bone before and so far, my 30s are proving interesting. My first traffic ticket at 30 and broke my back at 31. I just turned 32, so let's hope for nothing exciting for the next year!

I can understand that, I would be afraid to go too high in that case too! Although, I'm afraid now because of my fall. That's okay though, I've been told that I've been permanently retired from using ladders. Hilarious!

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