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Lake Toxaway, NC(Zone 7a)

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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For a minute but looked closer,not Mary Jane,lol'

Scotia, CA(Zone 9b)

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

Lake Toxaway, NC(Zone 7a)

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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south central, WI(Zone 5a)

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)

Georgetown, TX(Zone 8a)

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'.

Lake Toxaway, NC(Zone 7a)

uhhhh, try them where? Do you mean a site to look them up?

Georgetown, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

Lake Toxaway, NC(Zone 7a)

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

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