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    I guess that means we should use distilled water.

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    It's Seleginella lepidophylla. I have never managed to keep one of these alive. They tend to rot if wet and crumble up when dry. Even when grown without a pot. They grow alongside Pinguicula gypsicola and other Pinguicula in seasonally dry places the wild incidentally. (A nice few pics here - scroll down toward the bottom).

    I suspect that most offered in cultivation are mostly dead before you even get them, as the plants I have had have never turned the lovely fresh green colour they are meant to.
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    I have had one for about 6 years. The trick is to put it in a shallow bowl with water, let it suck the water up so it gets green and than don't water it again! If you keep it wet it will rot. The plant is "made" to grow during the rain and very shortly afterward start to dry out for at least 6 months.

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    Selaginella lepidophylla, though sometimes mis-identified as Selaginella pilifera, is a native of New Mexico, Texas, and Northern Mexico like S. pilifera but is a different appearing species. While I have tried this plant I believe the issue with growing it is that no one really knows how! But looking at its habitat and understanding the type of climate that the areas of occurrence have may provide some clue to some measure of success.
    One British site I ran across recommends soaking only the top of the plant and not the "roots" (these are actually rhizoids.) This makes alot of sense. What also makes sense is planting these babies in granitic gravel with possibly some sand and some acid plant mix-guessing by volume: 70% gravel, 20% sand, 10% acid plant mix. Get the sand and soil mix damp before mixing into the gravel. Find a clay pot just large enough for the plant to sit in and have a little room to pour in the gravel mix. Hold the plant so the rhizoids are just below the lip of the pot and pour in the gravel mix and pack in with a dowel and pour in to fill to the brim of the pot. Do not water EVER. Instead using either rain, distilled, or r/o water in a spray bottle just LIGHTLY spray a coarse mist on the plant leaves. and sit in a shaded spot. Keep your spraying to only two or three times a month during summer in the northern hemisphere and either not at all in fall, spring , or winter or perhaps once a month.
    What you want to get is some of the leaves to uncurl. What you expect is that new rhizoids will form from whatever leaves uncurl. The old rhizoids are dead so do not expect them to soak up water as they are not roots, and only serve to hold the plant in place. All water absorption is done by the leaves.
    So don't push the plant and maybe it just might make it. Please note I am only guessing at this time and hope to try this method out in the near future. For plants check out eBay.
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    I'm quite sure that is a "resurrection fern", believe it or not I've actually killed one before! LOL

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    this thread was resurrected as well! check the date from the last message posted.
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    Well, since it WAS resurrected.....

    This is a plant I have been thinking about alot, and wish to try to grow some. the advice posted above runs true with what I've been thinking. I bet it would grow with Drosophyllum.

    If anyone has a trusted source, let me know. I got some online, and they were all brown and dead when I got them.

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    I got some resurrection fern (Pleopeltis) in a trade recently and am in the process of getting it acclimated. I think it doesn't appreciate my cool nights; I'm going to move it in with my lowlanders when I can. Still looking for Seleginella.
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