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Re: artificial trees

  • Subject: Re: [ferns] artificial trees
  • From: GarKelLeo@aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 22:22:34 EDT

On this site of Dutch vivariums, they show pictures of beautiful setups with 
artificial tree limbs. In the descriptions they talk about bending plastic 
pipes with torches and using some kind of epoxy mix attached to replicate bark. 
It seems to also hold moisture where cork does not.


I think it is obvious to all, that to grow ferns as epiphytes, it needs to be 
in a greenhouse or a large terrarium. I doubt anyone was suggesting that the 
coffee table in the middle of the livingroom would be a great place for ferns 
to be clinging to bark. It's great that everyone is thinking about this topic. 
Davallia's, Polypodium's, Humata's, Microgramma's, Lemmaphyllum, Asplenium's 
and Pyrrosia's all look great growing vertically or horizontally on a 
substrate that is suspended.

Keep brain storming,
Gary L.

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