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Help identifying fern-like plant

I think it could be a baby conifer tree. Those seem to have multiple bright green cotelydons and look sort of like that. I found a couple of pictures on the internet that didn't look exactly like the ...
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Scale on plant in office: how to treat?

Here is a quick answer Take it home Cut every leaf off Reduce water and wait for new growth to appear When scale appears use 5 ml dish soap to one litre water apply with rag or cloth three times at ...
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What plant is this? Is it a variety of fern?

I'd say this is definitely Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum). It's an invasive pest and is known to have allelopathic effects on some surrounding plants, which is how it so readily colonizes an area. ...
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Identify this plant with curled, white leaves

Thanks to both stormy and Giacomo Catenazzi for pointing me in the right direction. After a little while looking at various species of ferns, I eventually found a match to my fern: Star cloak fern, ...
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Identify this plant with curled, white leaves

I think these are some kind of ferns, and they are probably not dead. Some ferns can "sleep" when they have no more water, and "bloom" again when they can drink again water.
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How much light does a scented oak fern need?

There is a misconception about ferns as houseplants, which is that they like very low light conditions. Unfortunately, most don't - in their natural habitat outdoors, they may grow in shadier spots, ...
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Pet Burial Plant Suggestions

This is kind of weird but I just lost a beloved dog 2 nights ago, Reacher. Part of the richness our animal family members add to our lives we pay for when they leave us. It is a trade I think is so ...
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Scale on plant in office: how to treat?

If it's a decorative plant just use a systemic insecticide that is absorbed by the roots into the plant tissue. https://www.amazon.com/systemic-insecticide-scale/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%...
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Scale on plant in office: how to treat?

what I do for scale bugs, is to dip a qtip in rubbing alcohol and rub them off... then apply neem oil when I cant see any living scale bug... it usually works pretty well for control, but they are ...
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Scale on plant in office: how to treat?

This solution is a little labor intensive but soapy water in a spray bottle (just a drop or few of soap mind you) applied regularly will suffocate most pests. it can take a few weeks at once or ...
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Why are my Boston fern and Spider plants losing leaves?

This answer pertains only to your spider plant, since I don't know much about ferns. It looks to me like your plant may have gotten burned by too much nitrogen: The tips seem to be what is affected, ...
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What is this epiphytic climbing fern with narrow leathery leaves, found in Thailand?

I believe that the species shown here are both of the genus Pyrrosia. Specific identification might be possible from the given photo but since frond division, a popular method for fern identification, ...
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Why are there small white organisms spreading to all of my indoor ferns leaves?

You've got some sort of insect infestation. These are common and hard to avoid with most plants. Squishing all the bugs by hand is generally the most effective method of control. By repeating this ...
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Why are there small white organisms spreading to all of my indoor ferns leaves?

I'd always try manual removal first. Using a clean damp cloth, literally wipe the insects from the plant's leaves. If manual removal does not work or the infestation is too heavy, I use white oil to ...
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Why are there small white organisms spreading to all of my indoor ferns leaves?

I think it is male scale insects ; the females are round brown spots up to 1/4 inch diameter , I think I see some in your photo. If so, the females are the problem . Easiest to remove them with a ...
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Why are these ferns growing poorly?

They may be too dry, and the soil may be too fluffy & dry. Maybe try misting them also. Ferns often do better with more moisture & humidity than these seem to show. Also, maybe try carefully ...
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Why are there small white organisms spreading to all of my indoor ferns leaves?

There are too many to squish and their eggs are in the soil as well. These are white fly, I believe. This last picture were these squished? No matter, you need to wash this plant in the shower ...
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How to save a Fern which most leaves have dried out

Bathroom should certainly help with humidity. I suggest following the advice at Gardening Know How: Boston ferns need a cool place with high humidity and indirect light. When you care for Boston ...
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Identify this plant with curled, white leaves

Woodsia obtusa cliff fern This is my GUESS only; it is a xerophytic fern with blunt and rounded tips...one of its 'gifts' is being able to shade its own leaves when in drought or high heat. Some of ...
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What plant is this? Is it a variety of fern?

Bracken fern in the forest is early successional (first plant after disturbance) and very indicative of a previous fire or major ground disturbance. Out in the open - I don't know. I would not eat ...
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How do I grow primitive plants in Water Gels?

Well this is new! To WANT to plant horsetail is something I thought I'd never hear uttered. If you plant horsetail DO IT IN A POT or an area that has metal down at least 1 1/2 feet into the ground. ...
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Scale on plant in office: how to treat?

DO NOT cut off the growth of this plant. Mix Chrysal "Leafshine Concentrate" with water in a spray bottle. Spray the plant (safe to do in the office - I have used this product in countless offices on ...
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Pet Burial Plant Suggestions

Sorry to hear about your loss - anyone who's lost a pet knows how that feels, I still haven't forgotten the grief of burying my cats. Provided the area isn't in deep shade, then consider Yucca ...
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Is any of this a Fern?

The first one might be a type of Cilantro or a related weed. Rubbing your hands gently on the leaf and smelling it can tell you if it is so. The second one is definitely a fern. It appears to be a ...
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Please help identify this fern

This is one possibility. The Cinnamon fern. Were you in North or South Japan? High elevations or sea level?
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Please help identify this fern

This is one possibility. The Cinnamon fern. Were you in North or South Japan? High elevations or sea level? These are actually older fronds of the Cinnamon Fern. I've also looked at Deer and ...
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good plants for a marshy area?

There are quite a few plants that can handle a wet area, but in the shade narrows it down. There are four species of Cornus (Dogwood) that grow very well in wet area and can take part shade locations....
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Can scale reattach after being physically dislodged?

Probably what you scraped off were adult scales - crawlers may have been beneath, or were too small to notice and you only saw them once they got a bit bigger and attached themselves. New scale ...
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Is neutralizing peat moss necessary?

If what you're potting into the mix you mention is a Rabbit's Foot fern, that is the correct potting mix for it, because these ferns prefer a low soil mixture. I don't know what other references you'...
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Transplanting/mailing a fern

I have never shipped any live plant, so I can only offer what I read online. The folks of Fancy Fronds Nursery in Washington, USA sell ferns through the mail. This is what their FAQ says about their ...
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