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Re: Adiantums landing in Namibia

  • Subject: [ferns] Re: Adiantums landing in Namibia
  • From: "Brian Swale" bj@caverock.net.nz
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 08:12:51 +1300
  • In-reply-to: <200401051701.i05H13H24855@lorien.mallorn.com>

Hi Doret

The most important thing is to maintain a high humidity around your new 
surviving plants while they develop new roots and new fronds.

I imagine that the air in Namibia is often very dry. To expose vulnerable ferns 
to that dry air before they have become acclimatised could be fatal to them.

They will need a *little* fresh air movement, but not a lot.

If it were me, I'd have them under a plastic bag in shade for probably some 
months, certainly weeks.

Also, you will need to ensure that their roots have access to a large volume 
of soil (ie use a big pot) to provide some degree of insurance against sudden 
excessive water use.

Hope that helps

> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 11:13:50 +0200
> From: "Doret Vermeulen" <cfa@mweb.com.na>
> Subject: [ferns] Adiantums
> Hi Everyone,
> I need some help please.
> Does anyone have suggestions about how to treat newly arrived Adiantums.
> Their fronds are still alive a few had been broken that had been travelling
> awhile whithout soil and light inside ziploc bags.
> What would be the best soil mix to use?
> If there are still someone out their willing to sent me some Adiantums
> please x1000000 contact me  or any other ferns that are epiphytic or growing
> with a rhizome.
> I will be forever thankfull.
> Thanks
> Doret

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