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Re: Lecanopteris

  • Subject: Re: Lecanopteris
  • From: MATT BUSBY <matt4u@btopenworld.com>
  • Date: Sat, 16 May 2009 15:20:24 +0000 (GMT)
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I had Lecanopteris carnosa (the Ant Fern) from Audrey Piggot in the 1980s.
Mine only lasted about 5 years . I seem to recall that it needs a colony of
ants in amongst its rootstock. I did try to introduce them but Birmingham ants
are a bit picky.
I have a large ants nest in a Osmunda regalis in the garden....the Osmunda
grows at a tremendous rate......is it my cultivation or is it the ants?????

Matt B

--- On Sat, 16/5/09, Regferns@aol.com <Regferns@aol.com> wrote:

> From: Regferns@aol.com <Regferns@aol.com>
> Subject: Re: [ferns] Lecanopteris
> To: ferns@hort.net
> Date: Saturday, 16 May, 2009, 1:25 PM
> In a message dated 5/16/2009 8:18:46 A.M. Eastern Daylight
> Time,
> valdypiero@yahoo.co.uk writes:
> www.wistuba.com
> Valdy,
> Thanks for the information to the site.  It IS a great
> site.
> Unfortunately, Lecanopteris don't do well in my
> collection.
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