I found this plant growing together on old bark with fern, lichen, moss & platycerium in highland conditions. Can someone ID its name so I can give it the conditions to grow or even propagate it? Its been already 2 weeks in my lowland house.
Thx a lot for the ID and caring info. Will try it ASAP. I think its correct since when I pick it there is a lot of small ants beneath it together with the lichen. I think it will be a good combination to my Nep. Bicalcarata to inviting more ants to cleanup my garden.
I’m pretty confident that is pyrrosia piloselloides, which is a very common type of fern in Southeast Asia. I’ve grown several varieties in this family, some button like and some with more oval leaves. Some I field collected in Bali and a few others I purchased from an orchid grower. I have good luck getting pieces started on a little New Zealand sphagnum moss tied to treefern or corkbark. I use a dab of rooting gel for good measure but this may not be necessary. Slow to start but once fully established, they can grow fairly fast. Here are a couple closeup photos I found online.