Losophoria quadripinnata

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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by jungle jas » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:37 pm

karl66 wrote:Green, it didn't arrive i picked it up the same day!! its been in the ground 2wks on sunday & i must admit i'm chuffed with it. The silver colouring on the underside looks stunning & when it gets 6/7ft tall it will look great i imagine.I'm off on my hol's tommorow afternoon so i hope to see some progress on return. karl.
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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by karl66 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:01 pm

Well there has been some progress with 2 of the fronds starting to uplift. As far as i know they are evergreen & some even suggest they take -21 !!. They are expensive for a smallish fern but remember they can grow 15ft tall in the right conditions & the silver underside makes them stunning. I was advised to drape with a light blanket if a prolonged freeze is expected. karl.


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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by Tom2006 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:29 pm

I very much doubt they will take -21C but providing you mulch very well, even when the fronds are killed by a hard frost, they should come back in spring. They are like tree ferns in that they stay evergreen so long as the winter allows it.
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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by greendragon » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:55 pm

Karl where are the pics :D
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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by karl66 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:50 pm

I've purchased another one of these today, although a slightly smaller plant they are becoming one of my favorites. I will get some pic's up as soon as i have time.


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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by Mr List » Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:27 pm

where from this time?

you are being greedy, you ahve two before i have managed to get one :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by karl66 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:18 pm

I was in solihull to see a customer of mine & i popped in to akamba for the first time in a few months & there sitting on its own was one of these!! . karl.


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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by Mr List » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:43 pm

i emailed the place where you got your first from but never got a reply.
the website has no mention of how big things are for the prices they cost.


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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by karl66 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:24 am

Ken, i think roch at hyde cottage exotics has been on holiday, i would give him another bell. karl.


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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by Mr List » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:01 pm

i thought you got it from

http://www.bentleyferns.co.uk/

??


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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by karl66 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:05 pm

No mate, 1st one was from hyde cottage exotics, & 2nd from Akamba.


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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by Kyle » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:39 pm

Mr List wrote:i thought you got it from

http://www.bentleyferns.co.uk/

??
Bentley Ferns is where I got mine from. Is that the one you were thinking of?
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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by Mr List » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:05 am

:oops:

i'm getting you two mixed up


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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by karl66 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:12 am

My largest one has produced a large frond in the last few wk's but the strange thing is the underside is not silver like the rest, but green on both sides :?: , do they take time to change colour?. karl.


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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by Mick C » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:31 pm

From what I've seen Karl the fronds develop the blue undersides in the second year.


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