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by cheris on January 04, 2006 12:46 PM
My boss had this plant in the front of our gift shop, and it is very intriguing, but noone knows what it is or how to care for it. The 'leaves' are about 12-14 inches long, 1 inch wide, flat leaves with 'ripples' along both edges. New 'leaves' come from the center of the plant with older ones dying off on the outside. It is almost fernish in nature in the center, as the 'leaves' or fronds I suppose, unroll from the center. The leaves/fronds get dark/dry at the ends and are seeming to not be very happy. Oh...also, the leaves/fronds are stiff....sticking out from the center at about a 45 degree angle. Please forgive my wordy non-technical description. If anyone can even point me in the right direction to look for an answer I'd appreciate it! So would my boss!! [flower]

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Cheri
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by barleychown on January 04, 2006 01:57 PM
Is there any way you can get a picture of this plant? [dunno]

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by Cricket on January 04, 2006 04:39 PM
Could this be it?

Bird's Nest Fern
by cheris on January 05, 2006 10:02 AM
I'll try to get a picture tonight, but might need help getting it loaded....and the Bird's Nest Fern looks like a possibility, but the fronds of this plant are much smaller, and the 'head' in the middle more pronounced....I'll try the picture deal! Thanks! [thinker]

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Cheri
Happily questioning life, and glad it's still posing questions!
by cheris on January 05, 2006 10:40 AM
Ok...Check these out...posted this in mystery plants too....

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d85/questionsfromcheri/DCP_6597.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d85/questionsfromcheri/DCP_6596.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d85/questionsfromcheri/DCP_6595.jpg

Thanks for any and all help!

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Cheri
Happily questioning life, and glad it's still posing questions!
by weezie13 on January 05, 2006 10:52 AM
Very [Cool] Cool [thumb] plant..
*I don't know what it is, but I'm sure
someone will* [thumb]

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by barleychown on January 05, 2006 11:40 AM
I also think it's a bird's nest fern. [thumb]

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by RugbyHukr on January 05, 2006 11:28 PM
it is most likely an Asplenium

Asplenium scolopendrium

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by cheris on January 06, 2006 12:04 PM
Thanks y'all...I'm gonna try to use ideas from the care of both suggetions to see if I can make it happier than it is now! Maybe when it grows up a bit it will look more like the possibilities suggested! I really appreciate all your help! [thumb]

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Cheri
Happily questioning life, and glad it's still posing questions!

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