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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16-06-2012 15:11 #1
Help please gardening experts!
16-06-2012 16:27 #2
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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16-06-2012 16:39 #3
16-06-2012 17:03 #4
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.
16-06-2012 17:23 #5
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.
I've never grown a 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.
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16-06-2012 19:21 #6
Thanks guys, great info . I have a bit of a black thumb so we'll see how it goes!
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