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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Saturday, January 17, 2015

{Our Staghorn Fern - Platycerium Bifurcatum}

Instead of having a Staghorn Fern - Platycerium Bifurcatum as a pot plant, we had ours outdoors during the warm weather.
Dear Friend Natacha who resides in Miami, Florida, provided us with this 'baby' from her huge Staghorn Fern.
She can keep hers outside year round of course...
But Pieter did put it with some rope around a cut off tree.
It was quite happy but of course we have a winter with frost...
When we had all our big oak trees trimmed up, Pieter asked them to cut off the Staghorn Fern so he could place it inside the greenhouse.
Here it is, on the newly built side shelf in the greenhouse!
Looking like a happy camper for the winter season!

Do you have a Staghorn Fern as a Pot Plant?


39 comments:

  1. how neat! a blogger friend has one in florida in her yard, but that's all i've seen. :)

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    1. Dearest Theresa,
      Friend Natacha keeps a huge one in her yard in Miami and we're delighted with this healthy baby!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Dearest Mariette,
    Your posts are so enriching. I have never seen a Fern like this one before. Even if I had seen one I could have over looked it thinking that it must be one of those that belong in Banana Tree family. thanks for sharing.

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    1. Dearest Munir,
      Thank you for your comment and yes, there are several varieties of these Staghorn Ferns and their fronds are quite unique!
      Sending you hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Dearets Mariette,
    this is great! I love this kind of fern!
    Have a happy weekend,
    Love and hugs
    Claudia

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      Oh, back in The Netherlands I used to have one in a special pot that was flat for hanging against the wall in the living room. Always liked them.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Well done Mariette!
    I love stag ferns, it would have been a pity to loose it to winter frost.
    Nice post :)

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    1. Dearest Noushka,
      This is a great solution otherwise it would long have died...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. PS:
    Your new banner is exquisite!!!

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    1. Dearest Noushka,
      Wish I could hand you some chocolate and coffee...!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Liebe Mariette,

    von meinem Besuch bei dir,
    bleiben liebe Grüße hier.

    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Liebe Grüsse sind immer wilkommen!
      Mariette

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  7. Dearest Mariette; Oh, I was impressed by the way you wrote "a happy camper for the winter season" for your precious 'Staghorn Fern' ♡♡♡   Looks like rare fern, isn't it♪

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Dearest Miyako,
      No it is not a rare fern, it most commonly is sold as a house plant for indoors. But in a tropical or subtropical climate they are happy outdoors. So friend Natacha gave me a baby off her huge one that she keeps outdoors in Miami in her garden. We love it!
      Hugs and love to you,
      Mariette

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  8. un abbraccio fortissimo e buon fine settimana cara Mariette!
    Lory

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    1. Cara Lory,
      Sai che cosa bisogno... Grandi abbracci a te!
      Mariette

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  9. Dear Mariette,
    what a lovely ferm!
    We lost so many plants from the frost!
    Waiting for Spring !
    Have a lovely weekend!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      It is lovely and healthy and glad it can camp inside the greenhouse during winter!
      Frost is killing all those tender tropical plants... Yes, spring would be nice but we need to be patient.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Dear Mariette,

    You have some very special plants in your garden. Some of the varieties I see on you blog are new to me. Like this one. It does look a bit like the Dutch plant 'Hertshoorn'.

    Thank you for your well wishes on my blog. Hope your mother is feeling better and out of hospital. It must be difficult for you to live so far away. Wishing your mother a speedy recovery and 'sterkte' to you Mariette.

    Have a good weekend!

    Madelief x

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    1. Dearest Madelief,
      Oh sure; this IS the Dutch known Hertshoorn varen, which translates to Staghorn fern.
      Used to have one at my home back in The Netherlands but outdoors is even more exotic looking. Except for our winter, however mild but just one frost would kill them instantly. This works great!
      Thank you for your kind words!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Dearest Mariette,
    what a exotic fern! I sure have seen it in various gardening books but never had the chance to see one in a garden in Greece. You did well to take it inside the greehouse!
    Many hugs

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      We used to have one on the wall as house plant in The Netherlands. But we were surprised by seeing the huge size of this Staghorn fern in our friend's garden! It also was wrapped around a piece of wood, hugging itself tightly. We got a baby, which she cut off and we managed to start it outside, also on a tree stump.
      Sending you hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Hij doet het goed en heeft de overplanting goed doorstaan, zo'n kasje is daar uitstekend voor.

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    1. Beste Marianne,
      Jazeker, van transplant in juni, als jong plantje is hij goed gaan groeien in de tuin, buiten aan die afgezaagde boomstronk. Die lieten we met Hertshoornvaren en al afzagen om 'm zo in het kasje te plaatsen voor de winter. Die zal best flink gaan groeien het volgende seizoen als ie weer buiten komt.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  13. Poor Staghorn, it does not look very happy because of the cold I guess. May be it is your climate. In Australia they grow very, very big.probably 2-3 meters across and longer down.
    It is amazing how you can grow some things really well and then there are other things our climate is better for. That is what makes the world so interesting. Keep him warm and give him some pampering.
    Hugs Kay

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    1. Dearest Kay,
      It is not a poor Staghorn considering its long journey of 1,000 km as a little baby that got cut off from such a huge 2-3 meter mother plant in Miami, Florida. We were thrilled it started growing and this way, having it cut off from that tree trunk it grew onto, we can put it inside the greenhouse during winter. It will look big and happy within a couple of years. It just got bruised from its long journey.
      As a house plant they do well but never grow that big. We had one in The Netherlands.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. Dearest Mariette,
    your Osk trees trimmed the stag hom Fem it in side of green House.
    Natache who resides is miemi Florida, Baby har hugs sonud of course stag hom, she can keep out side year... Pieter did put with some rope for cut off tree. The winter with frost a very bad but works great out during the warm weather was very nice time.
    We having a just about raining days again......But yesterday was my golfing days...working hard to do
    my time.
    Sending you Hugs and both of love!
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Michiko,
      Yes, we got this baby Staghorn fern in June from our friend in Miami and we are thrilled with its progress and looking forward to the spring for bringing it outdoors again.
      Here the weather is still dark and dreary. Glad you could play golf again yesterday.
      Wishing you sunshine and sending you hugs and blessings,
      Mariette

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  15. Wow that looks so pretty! So the baby fern is placed around the cut tree, but by the time you moved it inside, has the fern become part of the tree? Is it using the tree like a vase?

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Yes, it did completely adhere itself to the old tree stump! They pick up moisture from the air and also from that tree stump as they are saprophytic.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    2. That is really fascinating! Thank you for your answer :-)

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  16. I didn't realize it was so new. I thought it had been growing in the open for a little while. I hope it grows big and strong like its mother

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    1. Dearest Kay,
      We hope so too, we had some great photos taken from its mother but our camera got stolen... Lost also some dear photos with our friends!
      Such is life...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  17. My dear friend Mariette,
    Your Staghorn Fern is so beautiful, and also the way you and Pieter mounted it is so cool. I don't have a Staghorn Fern as a Pot Plant, but now that I saw yours, I wish I could, because it would look great mounted like that in one of our walls in the living room, just an idea.
    I wish you a wonderful weekend, my dear friend,
    I send you a big hug,
    Love,
    Laura

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    1. Dearest Laura,
      Thank you and yes,this is a very cool way, for the short period that we had it, we enjoyed it very much. This spring it can start growing up happily outdoors again; we look forward to that time.
      Happy weekend to you as well!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  18. Very cool to grow them on that stump and then cut it in two so you could take it indoors. Very smart! Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      We loved the idea and Pieter always comes up with super smart solutions!
      Hugs and blessings to you.
      Mariette

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  19. I do not know of such a plant, but it looks very nice and interesting. Regards.

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    1. Dearest Giga,
      They usually are sold as house plants for indoor use, of course they will never grouw out very big that way but are nice!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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