tropical plants in Canada?

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  1. Chester

    Chester Active Member 10 Years

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    Can anyone give me a listing of tropical plant growers in Canada? I've tried looking it up, but I get a lot of 'chaff' so to speak. What I'm looking for specifically is an Adiantum peruvianum. It was grown a few years back by a local wholesale grower who says they no longer carry it. I foolishly got rid of mine, and have been pining for it ever since. Can anyone help me, or maybe have seen it for sale somewhere? In Canada please...
     
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    I would suggest maybe the tropical plant section of you local big box store or Walmart tropical plant section. I have seen from time to time them carry these plants in Ontario. Not sure about B.C. area.
     
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    Chester Active Member 10 Years

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    Been there, done that. Maybe different suppliers for your box store vs my box store? I have considered starting them from spores, but would still need a supply and am uncertain how to do that. I'm an impatient person, and the thought of spending who knows how long to get the fern (which is a larger adiantum) to a decent size makes me fade. Thanks for the ideas though, and if anyone should see some, please let me know, or I would more than reimburse if anyone could pick one up and send it on...
     
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    There are many tropical plant greenhouses in BC. I believe one is called angel plants or somthing like that around the burnaby region.
     
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    Chester Active Member 10 Years

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    I am familiar with many of the growers in my neck of the woods, and have contacted them. All contacted have told me they are not growing it at this time, which is why I am going further afield as there have been reports of it being seen in the 'East'. Thanks though.
     
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    Silver Dollar, Adiantum Peruvianum, ...Same here. I had one years ago, it was so beautiful but I foolishly gave it away when I moved. I have been scouring the internet and local vancouver stores for one but it is impossible to find. I would even go for seeds but that too can't be found.
     
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    Thank you Junglekeeper, Siamgreenculture has quite a selection!
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Did you manage to find one? If you're still looking, I thought I saw a couple in a local nursery. You may want to check with stores near you.
     
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    I didn't get one yet. I am waiting for a local one. Do you remember where you saw them? I found maidenferns with rosy tips at Canadian Tire recently.
     
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    I called them and they said they get a flat of mixed ferns every thursday. The person on the phone said she saw it before.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    So are they the fern that you are after?
     
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    I went yesterday to Hunter's garden on Broadway and got the last Adiantum Peruvianum. It's a little banged up and dried up but I was so happy to get my hands on it it didn't matter ;-).They get them from time to time. They were not very helpful on the phone and told me to try them on thursdays when they get their flats of mixed ferns. Thanks a bunch Junglekeeper!
     

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    I'm glad I was able to help. I noticed this particular fern was priced considerably more than the others. I wonder why that is.
     

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