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Plant Identification: SOLVED: strange fern

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woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 21, 2001
3:35 PM

Post #16536

Can anyone tell me what this fern is called. It is the only thing I have been able to get to live in the pots by my front door because of the shade. Should I leave them out all winter? Are they hardy? Won't the pots freeze and bust if I water them? Can I bring them in to overwinter in the house?
Any information or suggestions will be gratefully received.

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Sis

October 21, 2001
3:44 PM

Post #150491

For a minute but looked closer,not Mary Jane,lol'
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 21, 2001
4:33 PM

Post #150505

I can't tell from the picture. are the leaves a little fleshy, it kind of looks like a Christmas cactus.

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 21, 2001
6:46 PM

Post #150569

No, not fleshy at all, quite thin. They're a fern for sure. The leaves are darker around the edges and lighter in the middle.

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motts1
south central, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 21, 2001
8:32 PM

Post #150624

It is an indoor fern and will not take freezing weather. My mind is rememebering it something like pteris?? MY mind is on-overload this week; but I do know that one of our usual nurseries,has it in the plant area where you can put together a pot of different greens (like pothos, peace lily for a gift planter)
Aimee
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 23, 2001
5:25 AM

Post #151442

Many table ferns are so similar, one needs to observe first hand for positive id. Try these:Pteris cretica 'Albo-lineata'; Pteris quadriaurita 'Argyraea'; Pteris ensiformis 'Victoriae'; Pteris cretica 'Mayii'.

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 23, 2001
10:42 PM

Post #151778

uhhhh, try them where? Do you mean a site to look them up?
Aimee
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 23, 2001
10:55 PM

Post #151788

Oh, I guess that didn't make much sense. I looked them up in a little booklet I have about ferns, but assumed everybody but me would know of a website for ferns. Sorry, I guess that didn't help you at all. I'll cross my fingers someone knows of a site, and will try to do a search later tonight.
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

October 23, 2001
11:03 PM

Post #151799

woodspirit
Here is a link
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=clarksnursery.com/pterfaur.jpg&imgrefurl=http://clarksnursery.com/pteris.htm&h=242&w=256&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpteris%2Bferns%26num%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG
they have several pteris ferns.

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 28, 2001
7:34 PM

Post #154594

Cala, thanks so much for the site. I found my fern. It is an Pteris Albolineata. Now if I could just find the common name...lol, this one is almost unpronoucable.

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