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.

2 comments:

Ann 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...