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Fern Identity

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:11 pm
by soccermomof3
Just wondering if anyone recognizes this plant from a Christmas arrangement. I believe it is a fern, and I have tried to show what it looks like just above soil level, although that pic is a bit blurry. I'm really hoping to be able to transplant it outside in the spring, as I think the white edges are so pretty. I'm in zone 5; do you think it has a chance to survive?

Re: Fern Identity

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:02 pm
by HeidiPG
Could it be a spike moss?

found this via google search:

http://www.botanicalaccuracy.com/2014/0 ... -moss.html

Re: Fern Identity

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:21 pm
by soccermomof3
Heidi, I believe you are right. And unfortunately, the info says it's a native of Mexico, so I guess it will have to stay a house plant. Thanks so much for your help!

Re: Fern Identity

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:01 pm
by davefrombc
Searched on it .. Yup.. houseplant for Canucks.. minimum temperature 5 C / 41 F

Re: Fern Identity

PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:50 pm
by Kelly
I've got the same....tag says Frosty Fern, OR Selaginella kraussiana.....spikemoss, clubmoss...actually native of the Canary islands and africa.

Yup..,aka housepkant!