Boston fern – what are these thread-like 'fingers' that it's growing?


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Hi All –

I have what i think is a 'Boston' fern, Nephrolepis exaltata. Here's a close-up:

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It is a 'rescue' and I have had some limited success in getting it going again.

It is throwing out thread-like fingers. Here's a pic of them. What you see is about eight inches long:

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What are they?

Thanks!
 
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Hi All –

I have what i think is a 'Boston' fern, Nephrolepis exaltata. Here's a close-up:

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It is a 'rescue' and I have had some limited success in getting it going again.

It is throwing out thread-like fingers. Here's a pic of them. What you see is about eight inches long:

View attachment 47644

What are they?

Thanks!
Those are called aerial roots and they are normal with Boston Ferns.
 

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Chuck,

Thanks! That sounds promising! Is there anything I can be doing with the aerial roots to encourage propagation?
 
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Thanks again, Chuck. I' be watching my stolons for signs of striking. Any hints as to how to encourage them?
 

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