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First Kangaroo Paw Fern

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by Deborah L. on October 22, 2006 07:00 AM
I bought a beautiful fern today, called a Kangaroo Paw. It's about 12" and I'm keeping indoors. Any tips?

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by angelblossom on October 22, 2006 10:00 AM
I don't know anything about them Deborah BUT I've seen them and they are cooool looking!!!
I was tempted to get one but didn't [Eek!]
I'll be looking for replies to this as well maybe I'll get one next spring! [thumb]

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by Jiffymouse on October 22, 2006 12:02 PM
how does it vary from a rabbits foot fern? i'm going to have to google this one!
by Deborah L. on October 22, 2006 01:47 PM
I don't know what a rabbit's foot fern looks like.
This one's a beauty - I love the black spine running down the leathery leaf.
Really a stunner - and I'm not a fern lover.
Wellllll.... I do like maidenhair ferns, but they always used to brown up on me so I shy away from them. They're gorgeous though.

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by joclyn on October 23, 2006 05:37 AM
well, never heard of this one, so i googled...

this is one cool plant!!

kangaroo paw

good picture
the 'feet'
by Jiffymouse on October 23, 2006 12:55 PM
that is cool. thanks joclyn. i tried googling it but didn't get the pics you got. not the last one anyway.

it seems to be similar in growth habit to the rabbit's foot, but that's all. and the feet are definitely longer. the rabbit's feet are furrier. i'll have to be on the lookout for one of those!
by joclyn on October 24, 2006 01:39 AM
i find that, when i use google at work, i come up with different (and more useful) results than when i use it at home. i guess it has something to do with the internet provider - verizon at work and comcast at home. (just gives me another reason to complain about comcast and their 'service' - and the lack thereof!)

i've never seen either one of these ferns...either one would be a nice addition to the collection!!

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