ABC Wednesday, my letter F is fern, some picture of my collection of fern.
The picture on the left is Maidenhair fern, the right one is Bird’s Nest Fern.
Maidenhair ferns, Scientific Name is Adiantum pedatum. They are very delicate and require good wind protection to grow nicely. They are deciduous in colder climates, naturally grown in wet tropics, where it can be found in moist open sites along riverbanks. This fern is very difficult to care for, especially in Singapore, not just decent shade and well-drained soil needed, they require more attention and care than other ferns, I have tried many many time to grow this in door, somehow, this lovely green just turn brown for no reasons. A big challenge for me to grow Maidenhair fern. But the bird’s nest fern is much easier to grow, and always they grow too fast too big to keep as a houseplant. :)
Boston fern and fish tail fern are my favorite foliage plants, they are quite popular as a house plant in Singapore, a beautiful hanging basket with lovely, frilly leaves and long hanging fronds is a wonderful addition to the home. They add elegant charm and classic beauty unlike any other houseplant available. Again, they are growing pretty fast, I am always troubled how to get rid of them when they almost become weed.
The Boston fern is closely related to the Johor fern, which is growing wild in Malaysia and Singapore. I believe it was found in Johor so the name was named. Is that so?
The fishtail is the picture on the right, the edge of these beautiful green leaves just like fish tail. They grow beautifully in humid locations that receive plenty of indirect sunlight, so I place them by the side of window, and always spray water on the leaves in the morning. My fishtail fern potted plants has been followed me for 6 years…
The two potted fern from my friend, they are my birthday gift last month. I think they are Victoria fern.
…and the last two photos on the right are Crown Stag Horn, or Stag’s Horn Fern, you can find everywhere in Singapore, as long as you like to look up to those big tree, you can see them dancing in the wind.
Well, “Fern” talk end here, I feel sleep already, Thank you for visiting my blog, and I wish all of you enjoy the plants, enjoy the nature.