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Asplenium rhizophyllum

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Asplenium myriophyllum
Phonetic Spelling
ah-SPLEE-nee-um rye-zo-FYE-lum
Description

Prefers moist, shady and limestone rocks; frond tip will root if the rocks are wet and mossy; prolonged drought is detrimental; often damaged by slugs and snails

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Asplenium
    Species:
    rhizophyllum
    Family:
    Aspleniaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    E. Canada to U.S.A.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 2 in. - 0 ft. 8 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 2 in. - 0 ft. 8 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Fern
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Wet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Simple, arching, lance-shaped, slightly leathery fronds radiate from base; heart-shaped or rounded base; long, tapering tip; scattered sori; young plants grow flat to ground
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No