Are Air Ferns Real Plants?

Air ferns, widely marketed as plants that survive without moisture or nutrients, are neither plants nor alive.They are the green-dyed, fernlike skeletons of dead marine animals (Sertularia argentea) dreged from freshwater estuaries. Watering them will simply fade their dye.

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A freelance writer, Judy Wolfe has owned Prose for the Pros, a freelance writing business, since 2006. She's been an inveterate traveler since 1961 and draws on her travel experiences to provide articles for such websites as Chincoteague Island Vacations and Berlin Dude. Wolfe holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature from California State University at Pomona.