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    Default Help please gardening experts!

    Does anyone know the name of these plants? Have quite a few in our new house and am trying to do some research on how to care for them

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    Just quickly, top is a birds nest fern and bottom is monstera deliciosa, also called fruit salad plant.

    Eta - sleep deprived, so should say only pretty sure about the bottom one
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    Quote Originally Posted by katherinelouise View Post
    Just quickly, top is a birds nest fern and bottom is monstera deliciosa, also called fruit salad plant.

    Eta - sleep deprived, so should say only pretty sure about the bottom one
    Awesome, thank you so much! We want to move them to a different area of the backyard so I wanted to make sure they would tolerate this ok beforehand. They are nice established plants and would be a shame if I killed them!

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    I've never had much luck with birds nests, so am a bit scared of them, but I've been told that you should leave a bit of leaf litter in the centre. The monstera should just grow and grow and grow! We got a cutting two years ago and it's huge now, even though it gets more sun than it should. Good luck with them.

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    I agree on what both are.

    Bird's nest ferns have been fantastic at our place. We're in Adelaide, so most ferns die easily in summer...but we have two bird's nests which are going strong. All I do is re-pot them occasionally when they need some more space, water them whenever I remember (maybe a couple of times a week in summer...every couple of weeks in winter), and give them a bit of seaweed fertilizer every couple of months.

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    monstera deliciosa, but they have beautiful fruit. If you get fruit on them, pick them off when they're nice and big, then put them in a paper bag for a few days to ripen. Only eat them a bit at a time - as the skin starts to peel away - otherwise they're a horrible texture.

    Good luck!

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    Thanks guys, great info . I have a bit of a black thumb so we'll see how it goes!


 

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