Thursday, October 14, 2010

Epiphytic fern: pyrrosia piloselloides

This creeping tree fern can be found everywhere in Singapore. Those small oval button-like leaves grow on the trunk of the tree, I love the stunning green, extremely fleshy leaves they are so lovely.  The name is

Pyrrosia piloselloides

commonly known as Dragon's Scales, it is a common epiphytic fern. The rhizomes of the epiphytic fern are exposed to the air, grow naturally in a totally soilless condition.

I love these lovely green leaves, I love to grow fern, I am wondering :

Can Pyrrosia piloselloides be grown in pot?  , I would be interested to hear any opinions on this.


Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

My daughter taught me this dragon teeth name. In NTU, many of the trees have this fern growing.

They probably will grow in a pot, or use a stick and grow them like a money plant.

Anonymous said...

did you manage to plant these? i've been interested in them for a while too...