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My DH just brought me two Resurrection Ferns that I had asked for him to cut from the bark of an oak tree that I had seen. (didn't have anything to get them with when I saw them.)
Have them both in a bowl of water for the time being just to keep them alive. Know they get their name from looking like they are dead when there is no rain around & come back when it does!
My father used to have them on his oak in south Fl., but they grew naturally & now I need help in getting these to grow here!!!!
Do I try to adhere them to a piece of wood, or will they work at all after being taken from their natural environment?
They have always fascinated me & hope I didn't kill them by cutting them from their home!
Had thought about fastening them to an oak branch cutting & hanging it from a tree, but wasn't sure if I needed to add sphagnum moss under them. Guess if they don't need to stay wet at first, the moss is out of the question.
Camillia84, I hope you're able to keep them alive. I've been told by Georgia's gardening guru they are one of those plants we just have to admire when they're seen on their host trees after a rain...they cannot be propagated. Keep us posted if you're able to keep it going.