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I got an order of plants today. Among them was a grower's choice 5 bromeliad value assortment. I am afraid they might be cold damaged:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50396186522_b9be371989_z.jpg

They're soaking in water now, just wondering how concerned I should be and if there's anything special I should do for them.

Also wondering if anyone wants to hazard a guess on ID on any of my fern variety pack!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50396187037_8ababb333f_z.jpg

Not the greatest picture, I'll try to get better ones later. (there's a macodes petola in there too!)

Edit: Those pics are pretty tiny, full size in album here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmR4GCn1
 

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Any idea how cold they got? This might help diagnose; they might just be water stressed.
 

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Another thing would be where were they shipped from/how long were they stuck in transit?

I could be wrong here, but it looks like the vendor might have packaged these offsets a little tight in whatever box they were shipped in. How are you soaking the broms? Did you lay them in a bowl of water and have them float, or were you just placing them in so that the roots and stolons were submersed?

As for your fern package, you actually got a decent little assortment there here are my thoughts on what they are left to right in the picture:

Button Fern - Pellaea Rotundifolia
Jewel Orchid - Macodes Petola <=== If so these are NEAT
Microsorum Diversifolium
(too small for me to get a good guess)
Rabbit's Foot Fern - Davallia Fejeensis
 

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It was about 40 here this morning, so they may have gotten that cold, although if the package had been that cold overall I'd have expected more signs of stress on some of the other plants (which all look great) They shipped from Michigan (to Idaho).

Shipped Saturday morning, received Monday afternoon, not too long in transit.

The bromeliads were bathing in a tub of water, along with everyone else, for a couple hours (followed by a brief 20:1 water:bleach soak, and another 15 minutes in water with aquarium dechlorinator) They look WAY better now, although the outer leaves still show some signs of stress/damage. They're now hanging out propped upright in a grow out tub with their tanks full of distilled water: https://flic.kr/p/2jMmSc1

Brom 1, short and green/purple striped: https://flic.kr/p/2jMnGdh
Brom 2, tall and green/purple striped: https://flic.kr/p/2jMnGmZ
Brom 3, tall and smoothly purple/green gradient: https://flic.kr/p/2jMnGz4
Brom 4, tall and purple/green gradient and darker purple speckles: https://flic.kr/p/2jMnGEz
Brom 5, tall and purple/green striped: https://flic.kr/p/2jMmS4f

Is it safe to assume these are all neoregelia? I'm not that familiar with proms, the listing said "may include Neoregelia, Cryptanthus, Billbergia, Vriesea, Aechmea, and others", but the vendor doesn't have anything but neoregelia and crypts at the moment and they're definitely not cryptanthus ;)

I also got an anubias nana, which I'm hopefully going to convince to attach itself to this rock: https://flic.kr/p/2jMmRna
And the Macodes petola, the whole reason I placed this order right now: https://flic.kr/p/2jMijpM

Tihsho, I think your ID of Pellaea rotundifolia is spot on for this fern: https://flic.kr/p/2jMij5Z

The other ones I'm less sure of. These two look basically identical to me (and have a slightly fuzzy rhizome):
Fine leaf 1: https://flic.kr/p/2jMijd4
Fine leaf 2: https://flic.kr/p/2jMijj1

Was this the one you suggested Davallia fejeensis for? https://flic.kr/p/2jMnFYQ
That doesn't seem quite right to me, the texture is a bit different. It doesn't really look exactly like anything they offer individually, honestly &#55358;&#56596; but I quite like the texture! The rhizome didn't stand out to me when I was rinsing the roots, I'm not sure what it looked like.

The last one reminds me a lot of java fern: https://flic.kr/p/2jMnFqF It doesn't have any of the branching I see in the kangaroo paw fern, unless that only happens at a larger size? it has a bare, green rhizome.

Thanks guys!
 

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Pretty sure fern # 4 is Polystichum tsus-simense or Korean Rock Fern.

#5 is almost certainly some kind of Microsorum, but there's several that I'm not sure how to tell the difference between at this size/maturity?
 

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I also have the benefit of having handled the plant myself and better pictures to work from - and a personal stake in identification ;)

Do you think ferns 2 & 3 might be wee little davallias though? That's where I'm leaning but the photos I can find seem a bit inconsistent and almost universally show larger plants. So I'm unsure if it's a maturity difference or if they're just something else. 🤔
 

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@dwllama,

40 degrees is not cold enough to injure most plants. These all look fine. The broms are dry, as could be expected from shipment, but they will recover with water.

Generally speaking, you only need to worry about freezing <32F/0C temperatures when it comes to shipping. Keep in mind, though, that reported nighttime lows can be higher than the actual lowest temps outdoor objects might experience - so anytime lows are below ~38F you should be careful...
 
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