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RE: artificial trees

  • Subject: RE: [ferns] artificial trees
  • From: "Winter, Wim de" Wim.dewinter@wisl.nl
  • Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 10:01:40 +0200
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  • Thread-topic: [ferns] artificial trees

The polymer's called Flevopol and sound promising indeed. A search for it yiels several detailed working description, but sofar only in Dutch.


-----Original Message-----
From: GarKelLeo@aol.com [mailto:GarKelLeo@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 04:23 
To: ferns@hort.net
Subject: Re: [ferns] artificial trees

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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