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Re: Wild Oz Platycerium ID?

  • Subject: Re: [ferns] Wild Oz Platycerium ID?
  • From: "Keith Rogers" kerogers@lm.net.au
  • Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 22:16:50 -0400

Hi David

You can grow P. superbum in Canberra!!  Try a "White" Polycarbonate cover
and don't water during the icy weather, but give it heaps in summer. Also
get one with the whitest or most hairy covering.

No tenacity here, just luck and a compulsive disorder!!


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Nicholls" <nicholls@u030.aone.net.au>
To: <ferns@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2002 7:44 PM
Subject: Re: [ferns] Wild Oz Platycerium ID?

> Thanks, Reggie.  On carefully looking at my original photos I can see at
> least 12 Platyceriums.  The area is infested with them!
> Perhaps fortunately, the climate in Canberra is too dry/hot/cold to make
> growing them simple, and I don't think I have Keith's tenacity, nor
> space for climate controlled accommodation for them!
> On an unrelated matter, Fernetters can find the new Fernet posts all
> neatly acessible at http://www.hort.net/lists/ferns/ listed by month and
> thread/author/date.  It's a great way to track down older messages once
> you've deleted them.
> Regards
> DN
> Regferns@aol.com wrote:
> > Great photos of Platycerium superbum ......
> >
> > Beware of the Platycerium Bug.  After one bite, you then go mad trying
> > collect and successfully grow all of the species (the number is in
doubt) ......
> >
> > Reggie Whitehead
> > South Miami, Florida
> > www.tfeps.org
> --
> ____________________________________
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> http://www.dcnicholls.com/
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