How's your knuckles? (Tree Ferns)

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Re: How's your knuckles? (Tree Ferns)

Post by The Codfather » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:00 am

I would say it is alive......and to move it into a warm covered area for the winter.
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Re: How's your knuckles? (Tree Ferns)

Post by Tom2006 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:40 am

I'm with Coddy but nothing too warm or dry as mould/fungus could set in or it could just dry out and die. I will only be moving mine inside/undercover IF we get temperatures forecast to be below -5C
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Re: How's your knuckles? (Tree Ferns)

Post by kevineden » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:01 pm

dicass i think i can feel a sub surface frond 3 fronds thats opened now the look healthy but small still slight oozing still got some h202 to flush with.if its green and growing then theres life.lets hope we dont get extreme temps icon_thumbdown

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Re: How's your knuckles? (Tree Ferns)

Post by DiCasS » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:48 pm

That's good news then Kev, we could do with it being the start of the season instead of the end, give them more of a chance to recover properly before the cold hits.

A dead one that is lying flat on the ground now, I was going to try baby tears on there, but looking at it now, it looks as though moss is just starting to form already on the trunk in a damp shady spot.

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Re: How's your knuckles? (Tree Ferns)

Post by kevineden » Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:47 pm

does the crown feel quite solid on yours dicass

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Re: How's your knuckles? (Tree Ferns)

Post by DiCasS » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:28 pm

No Kev, checked and it feels normal. All the top knuckles have unfurled now leaving the soft brown fur.
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Re: How's your knuckles? (Tree Ferns)

Post by Tom2006 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:10 pm

I think this heatwave is making my Dicksonia antarctica push up new fronds!! Not good considering they wine have time to harden off.
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Problems with knuckles on tree fern

Post by Adrian Bton » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:35 am

Hi I am new to the site as I wanted some advice on my 5ft Dickinson Antartica tree fern......I am new to sub tropical gardening!!!
I bought the tree in november and wrapped before the cold spell tying up the short fronds that were growing on it.....Now I cut of old dead fronds and have unwrapped and have been watering it twice daily once with a hose and new knucles are appearing so I know it has survived!! It is growing in a massive pot with plenty of room.

Some of them seem to be growing with a split that is slightly black so they seem that they are deformed and I assume if they grow they will not last but some seem ok?

Is this frost damage or mechanical damage? and do I have to be patient as new knuckles will come through?

Any advice would be appreciated?
Many thanks

Adrian :D
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Re: How's your knuckles? (Tree Ferns)

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:41 am

Hi Adrian
its frost damage . The one on the left of the crown looks particularly bad and when unfurled a strong wind might snap it but they are remarkably strong , so time will tell. The other croziers look ok tho, one or two with a little superficial damage................it'll look fine tho , not to worry icon_thumleft

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Re: How's your knuckles? (Tree Ferns)

Post by Adrian Bton » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:07 am

Many thanks Arlon....that has put my mind at rest!!! :D :D

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Re: How's your knuckles? (Tree Ferns)

Post by Tom2006 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:51 pm

As Arlon says. I would cut the badly damaged ones away as the good ones push up. A new one will quickly push through from underneath.

Mine are all ready to pop.....which is worrying looking at the coming weather.
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Re: How's your knuckles? (Tree Ferns)

Post by call » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:52 pm

my babys got two now
they grow up so fast :roll:

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Re: How's your knuckles? (Tree Ferns)

Post by sanatic1234 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:38 am

My sanfernando has got 14 knuckles so far waiting to open, i can't wait for that. :-)
My sanfernatic on the other hand has only got 8 so far, but it will no doubt chuck up the odd few through the growing season like last year? or may be not. :lol:

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Re: How's your knuckles? (Tree Ferns)

Post by Adrian Bton » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:58 am

Tx for all your replies!!! :D all advice apreciated!!

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Re: How's your knuckles? (Tree Ferns)

Post by karl66 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:49 pm

My small dicksonia antartica is now on its 3rd flush in its first season planted out!!, its only got 1ft of trunk but is putting the 5 foot one to shame, thats flushed twice. karl.

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