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Post Splitting Lophosoria.
I had promised that if the potted Lophosoria hadn't sold at Tregrehan I would split one and send bits off to people who wanted one but weren't going to be in Cornwall.

Fat chance! They sold as they came out of the car before hitting the ground!

So, in order not to disappoint the people who can't get to Cornwall for such prestigious events I will have to take a spade to an established clump and cleave of a peripheral crown.

They have just finished unfurling their fronds now so I am guessing the rootstock has expended a lot of energy.

When would be recommended to 'cleave a crown' accepting that for practical reasons it will then be posted with very little root, and no fronds; autumn, winter or spring?

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Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:25 am
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Post Re: Splitting Lophosoria.
I've done this before in spring I think Chad, from memory. Seems like the obvious best time anyway. Worked very nicely, but I didn't remove the foliage and had a fair bit of root from memory. Twas a fairly simple operation.

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Post Re: Splitting Lophosoria.
Hi Chad,
does that mean you do not have to issue one? If so a delivery to Germany would be possible? I killed my last year, the hole in the planting container was clogged, flooded! :cry:

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Post Re: Splitting Lophosoria.
Hi Boris,

I should have some plants soon that I would be willing to send internationally.
They are coming with a shipment of Jubs from one of our suppliers. If you are interested pm and I will pop you on a list.

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Post Re: Splitting Lophosoria.
Ben don't you forget about me! :D


Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:13 pm
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Post Re: Splitting Lophosoria.
i remember reading a while back about chilean and mexican? lophosoria...I think. I assume if it's coming with Jubaea it is Chilean. Was it ever established which was a better plant for trying in europe. Or have I just got my wires crossed?

again :roll:

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Post Re: Splitting Lophosoria.
ok Martin I'll put you on the list :D

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Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:29 pm
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Post Re: Splitting Lophosoria.
I dont know about that one Mo, I just a get a good price and want to share the love...

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Post Re: Splitting Lophosoria.
it's just that they don't do well here. I was curious why!!!!! I have one that's the same size I got it maybe smaller. I was hoping to find a reason to vindicate me..an excuse. I had one from MickC but this died. I have attributed this to the previous owner. I was curious as to whether locations played a part :?: Thanks

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Post Re: Splitting Lophosoria.
I have a similar question Mo - I had a beauty of a plant when I lived in Nottingham which seemed to prefer constant shade and good moisture (pic below) and have a smaller plant growing in similar conditions (slightly drier soil) which doesn't grow so well :?: The first plant was from Rickards but can't remember where I acquired the second? Anyhow, any advice anyone has would be greatly received.

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Post Re: Splitting Lophosoria.
I have one growing alive now. It's situated in the darkest shaded part of the garden. The soil is very dry. It sees less than an hour of sun a day if that. It is growing slowly. I don't know why it does better than others I have tried in different and what I perceived to be better spots. I placed the Lophosoria there expecting it to die so I thought best to put it some where I will not witness the demise. I might kill an Indivisa in the same place :wink:

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Post Re: Splitting Lophosoria.
I've had mine a good few years now. Seems to survive well being in a relatively shady area near two large Dicksonia antarctica. A nearby Dasylirion longissimum crowds it as well but despite this is growing well on a slope in free draining acid sandy soil (imported). An overhead cover protecting the Dasylirion has helped the Dicksonia with extra moisture fall off but the Lophosoria is actually under the roof cover and so gets no moisture. Despite that it appears well.

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Post Re: Splitting Lophosoria.
I may well be splitting my largest plant soon as its growing very close to dicksonia ,this looked a lot lusher when it was smaller & in semi shade,its now quite tall & in open sun for approx. four hours a day,i also have a smaller plant in almost full shade that looks the picture of lushness!,i keep them in mostly acidic soil and as moist as possible.Some suppliers advertise them liking sun but I've never found this to be correct.


Mon May 08, 2017 4:49 pm
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Post Re: Splitting Lophosoria.
Martin Rickard said his didn't get bigger than three feet in Central England.

In Cornwall they have enjoyed this season. I'm not sure what bit of it they liked though. No frost this winter. A long cool spring. And never dry here.

The first side branch from the new leaves is at about 5ft.


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Post Re: Splitting Lophosoria.
Plenty of wet here also, my largest plant is touching five feet high and set to get larger this year..love the silver undersides.Hope its full hardiness is not tested soon.


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