Vitro Plus is expanding the assortment ferns with plants of the breed Anemia. This plant breed consists of about 100 varieties which occur in the tropics and subtropics, particularly on the American continent. The generic name comes from the Greek 'Aneimon', which means naked. Here it means that the sporangia (pile of spores) does not have an indusium (kap). They are small to mid-size ferns, which also grow on rocks or on lichens, and in moist to dry soil. The are particularly attractive because they have long-stemmed, branch-shaped fertile leaves, which gives them the nickname 'flowering fern'.
"Beautiful, small solitary fern." As long as it does not have its spore leaves yet, the fern kind of resembles ferns of the genus Cyrtomium. However, as soon as the fertile leaves are developed, it looks like the plant is flowering. These leaves somewhat resemble the flowering of plants of the genus Astilbe, so indeed, just like a flowering plant. It is worthwhile to try this fern in the living room. It is used to dryness, but as is often the case with drought resistant plants, the leaves shrivel and do not improve after watering. The plant, however, does not die, but forms new leaves. The hardiness zone of this variety is between 8 and 11, the plant is not suited to be outside year round in temperate zones, but if grown in a container, it could follow us where we go. So if it gets warmer, it can join us on the terrace.
This fern is new in the assortment of Vitro Plus, and is immediately available for ordering. It takes 20 weeks of production time in the laboratory. Anemia mexiana is sown on vitro-plug126
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