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Platycerium : Home and Garden

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2024-04-02 11:55:44

(2024, January), Platycerium : Home and Garden : 116

            Sida cloth fern or cloth fern is the name given to the genus Placerium (Platycerium) in the family Polypodiaceae. One of many surnames that is big and beautiful It is considered a symbol of the world's tropical rainforests. Especially Thailand, which is known for having large ferns. Its beautiful shape is not inferior to similar currencies from other sources. Be it Africa, Australia or even the Philippines.

            In our country, we have used the Sita fern as an ornamental plant for a long time and widely. Currently, there are new hybrids and types are being imported from abroad. To cultivate and act as parents to create hybrids. Make it a black cloth man. Does not disappear with time Many types are easy to grow and care for. Some species are difficult to cultivate in Thailand. But when creating a hybrid Easier to cultivate In nature, it is found growing on perennial trees or even on vertical roofs of buildings. In this genus, it usually lies dormant in the dry season. Observed by the wilting of the male leaves or leaf sheaths. Sometimes in nature it may seem late. But when it receives moisture in the rainy season, the trees that survived the dry season will quickly grow new leaves.

            All types of Sida fern require moderate to high sunlight. Some species that are fully grown and in good condition can grow well outdoors. Therefore, it is commonly used to decorate gardens by planting it among large trees. Or plant them by hanging them on the branches of trees or placing them under the shade of trees. that is not too dense Most Sida ferns tolerate drought well. Therefore there is no need to water every day. However, the appropriate cultivation depends on the type and Varieties also grown

            Fun fact: The surname comes from two Greek words: platys, meaning wide or flat, and loves, meaning horn, referring to the nature of the spore-producing leaves. that resembles animal horns Hence the common name Straghom Fem or Eldon Fem.