Sunday, January 17, 2010

Random Picture: Elkhorn Fern

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I would be lying if I told you this wasn't my favourite plant at the Toronto Zoo.

Elkhorn Fern
Platycerium bifurcatum (Elkhorn Fern), picture taken Sept. 7, 2009

Won't be able to grow one of these basically ever unless I get a greenhouse someday (which is unlikely). So I'll just have to keep visiting this one at the Toronto Zoo.


  1. We grow Platyceriums inside, mounted on the wall and they're happy! It can be tough to track one down in the nursery, but I've been seeing more them lately.

  2. I've seen the Staghorn type a fair bit in hanging baskets but I don't think I've seen this type.

    It's more a question of space though than care, not that that's ever stopped me before ;)

  3. Heh... Space? You don't need a bed. If you're willing to compromise, you can fit a surprising amount of plants in a single tiny tiny room.

    Mine are slowly creeping into my living space. I'm thinking of getting rid of my couch so I can have a stacked shelving unit or two with fluorescent lights.

    ...I'm exaggerating, actually, but not by much.

  4. I think mounted plants hanging on the wall are the answer, on every wall...


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