February 25, 2010
The staghorn fern.
I was repotting the staghorn fern this morning,
took a mix of compost and peat, staghorn ferns are
air plants, like orchids, you can see some giants on
the pics below. I'm afraid I bought a giant too, I was
reading the label this morning, giving:
Platycerium Grande !!!!!
The Grandes have leaves up to Two Metres!
Don't want this plant to develop into some sort of
vegetable version of HAL 9000 :(
But in their habitat they look gorgeous, don't
The photos come from here and here , first
and bottom pic are mine.
The press cutting also, don't think it was trickery.
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hij ziet er nog braaf uit.ReplyDelete
A plant made to be drawn!!ReplyDelete
Stunning! I agree with Annamaria completely! xoReplyDelete
amazing! love the pic with them all in the tree branches:)ReplyDelete
I just wanted to say I love your blog and think you might like mine too: ellenitza. Stop by when you have a minute.ReplyDelete
I love them renilde ...plants are so inspiring , I have twigs from a tree that have beautiful fungus on them ...they are like miniatures of your fern ...they all seem so magical , like they are little dwellings \satellites from the main branch.ReplyDelete
They grow pretty big in these parts too :) My brother-in-law has a massive collection. Good luck! KxReplyDelete
Oh wow. That fern is going to eat you!ReplyDelete
They are beautiful, all ferns.ReplyDelete
You have a lovely blog :)
hi Renilde, you crack me up with 'a vegetable version of hal',i can imagine your giant plant talking to you in a very soft yet threatening voice! and remember she'll be able to lip read.. have a nice weekendReplyDelete
Big and small. This is an amusing post! I'm sure the plant will behave.ReplyDelete
to all green-lovers: :-)ReplyDelete
i love your eclectic collections of images.ReplyDelete
wonderful, wonderful wonderful! i hope you live happily side by side with your growing green monster:)ReplyDelete
besides your greatgreat green giant, i love your press cutting!ReplyDelete
Friday was the first time I ever saw these plants and I am in love and desperately awaiting one of my own. They are amazing.ReplyDelete
this post is brilliant! I love platycerums, I wanted to by one... but I´m a little scared now :*ReplyDelete