IN PHOTO: From the forest to your garden
Crocodile fern has emerged as one of the top choices by plantitos and plantitas these days especially for interior decoration. Vendors who sell it for 30 to 50 pesos advise to put it in huge pots. As with the other plant species, these ferns are taken from forested areas, such as the hinterlands of Manalog in Malaybalay City.
Lately, however, crocodile ferns are seldom found on sale. One vendor said harvesting crocodile fern is no longer allowed in order to protect the forests. Texts and photo by Loreta Sol L. Dinlayan for BukidnonNews.Net