Friday, October 29, 2010

Tree ferns in the shade house



discovered a few more baby tree ferns (Cyathea species) in the shade house this morning. yippee! they grew on their own, must be from spores from the older tree. Sadly, the older plant is dying but its trunk has only reached a foot high and I don't know what's wrong with it. the leaf fronds just keep browning and drying up.


pictured here is one of the bigger ones, there's also a small one in the top left corner which i will have to carefully shift to a brighter spot.




tree ferns are large, beautiful ferns that can reach heights of several meters. they add a lot of beauty to a simple orchid shade house. i'll try my best to make sure every one them survive. if anyone knows why my big one is dying (new fronds brown and dry up within two or three weeks), please drop me a note!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i think they have too much sun,
leafs are sun burnt!
Here in sydney that happens when we got a very hot week

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