Propagating Native Ferns
Discover how simple it is to grow ferns from spores. Steve Pyne, Greenhouse Assistant at Mt. Cuba Center and skilled fern propagator, reviews the life cycle of these ancient plants, how to properly collect and dry fertile fronds, and the basic steps for successfully propagating ferns. Prepare a spore-starting medium, sow spores, and set up a simple growing system to take home in this hands-on workshop. All materials are included in the registration fee.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Learn the life cycle of ferns.
2. Learn how and when to collect fern spores for propagation purposes.
3. Learn how to prepare propagation media, sow spores, and care for the propagules once they emerge.
Mt. Cuba Center
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