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    Selaginella lepidophylla / "Resurrection Fern" info?

    I picked up a Selaginella lepidophylla the other day because I had one 8 years ago, however it
    in the end died and I wanted to try to restart and see if I could grow one.
    However, after reading around on the internet some people claim these plants
    are all dead because they had the rhizome stripped off of the plant, and the vascular
    system of the dead fern inflates with water, while the chlorophyll stays in the leaves
    making it look like it can "come back to life".

    Further searching for information, I found that there really isnt much information
    on them in the first place. Has anybody actually grown one of these/have experience with it?
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    Chezilla seems to have had luck with them . . .
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...a-lepidophylla

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    You should talk to Katie about this. I don't know if she's posted much (or anything) on this forum.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/3538...7702601095412/

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    She is the only other person ive heard of that has grown one in exception to maybe two other people who
    Were forced to grow them from spores as they could not find any live plants.

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    Never mind
    Last edited by sflynn; 05-03-2015 at 02:28 PM.

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    Nemjones, are you a member of the Plerds FB group yet?
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    Yes I am. I was accepted a couple nights ago.
    Those are some really nice photos of the fern, they show the roots very well.
    Besides that, I havent really even seen a confirmed live plant.

    Anyways, I think my main leaf clump died off. I should have
    sprinked some moist peat on it to see if i could encourage roots to
    grow out better. However, the cuttings look very happy. No mold yet.
    The roots that were visable (I hope) are buried and wet. Im just hoping they
    were/will be active roots.

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