Tuesday, December 21, 2010

December Northern California - Bay Area - Things To Do #6 - Tropical Plants






According to a 2007 article on the San Jose Mercury News, December is the month with the most unpredictable weather. The  article recommends to protect the tropical plants from frost by draping a cotton sheet around top and side of plants.




Oops... I suppose I should do that to my tropical ferns that are outside. Last winter, the leaves did die because of a very cold night... But the plants did recover. Here are some of the pictures.



This fern is called "Samambaia do Amazonas". I do not know the name in USA. It has thick, hairy roots. I love it.



This one is called "Chifre de Veado". It is beautiful when people grow in huge walls of with coconut fibers, or something similar. When I bough it was tiny, tiny - may be 2 inches tall.

How about you: what do you do with your tropical plants in the area that you live?

Luiza

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