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Re: Blue Ferns

  • Subject: Re: [ferns] Blue Ferns
  • From: "Chanrit Sinhabaedya" siamanthus@hotmail.com
  • Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 14:17:31 +0000

I have few ferns that have blue coloration on leaf such as Microsorum thailandicum. . For my experience, I found that its leaves will turn blue when grow more shade like 30%of sunlight (tropical sunlight). Compare to the one I grow in 50% light the

From my experience with Microsorum thailandicum, The blue coloration much more appear when grow slightly shady like 30% sunlight(tropical sunlght). If give them more light, like 50% the leaves will turn to green.
By the way, I found that eventhough some of mine grow in more light area, their leaves are green when sprout but later on they turn to deep blue in few months and last for a year or so. Probably the blue coloration is depend on leaf maturity on some species.

These following links are the example of blue-leaf ferns I grow. The first one is Microsorum thailandicum and the second one is a new species Microsorum which was found by Mr. Poonsak Vacharakorn in south tip of Thailand.

Microsorum thailandicum

Microsorum sp. 'Poonsak'

Chanrit Sinhabaedya
Bangkok, Thailand.

From: "philip crabb" <ninnescah@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: ferns@hort.net
To: ferns@hort.net
Subject: [ferns] Blue Ferns
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 02:19:01 -0600

Since coloration in ferns was a recent topic, I wonder if I might ask about the blue coloration in some ferns. There are several Elaphoglossum species that are a deep blue green, and even more so when they come in contact with water. And there is Microsorum steerii that does the same thing. What is the origin of the blue color, and can it be enhanced? Aluminum sulphate is fed to hydrangeas to deepen their blue. Can this be done with ferns?
Philip Crabb

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