Monday, August 3, 2009

Hanging Ferns


Another of those plants that thrives in the humidity of Bombay. I made two attempts to cultivate ferns in Delhi, each more disastrous than the other.

While the plant just refused to take root in Delhi, I seem to have the opposite problem in Bombay. Not only do the roots take root, they push their way out of the drainage holes, gulp down huge quantities of humid, polluted air, and metamorphosise into foliage.

So I now have ferns growing from the top end of the basket, and ferns growing from bottom. And to be honest, the ones growing from the bottom are smaller, tidier and look much nicer.

The plant has overgrown its pot - water drains out immediately after being poured in. I absolutely have to transplant at least a part of the plant if I do not want it to suffocate. But, will the root-turned-shoot survive the transplantation? Only time will tell.
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3 comments:

Galen Kindley--Author said...

Well, maybe it's not the location, maybe it's that you've just developed a green thumb! You know, some folks wake up with a headache. You woke up one day with a green thumb.

Best Regards, Galen
Imagineering Fiction Blog

dipali said...

I like Galen's idea:)

Carnimire said...

Wouldn't I love to believe it too?!
My grandmother had the greenest thumb there was - so green even an emerald would go greener with envy. She could plant an almond and reap dozens of them from a tree a few years later.
Maybe she's bestowed a part of it on her least favourite grandchild?

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