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Polypodium polypodioides

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Description

Found on trees, stumps, and rocks; difficult to get established; in dry periods it appears to die but regains normal appearance with rain; creeping rhizome

1 to 2 in. wide, leathery fronds with 6 to 20 alternately spaced, oblong segments joined by rounded sinuses; has blunt tip; smaller fronds are prostrate; scaly on under surface; stripe nearly one-half length of the blade

Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#epiphytic#fern
Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#epiphytic#fern
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Polypodium
    Species:
    polypodioides
    Family:
    Polypodiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Enhancement
    Climbing Method:
    Clinging
    Scrambler
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 8 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Fern
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Fronds
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Other/more complex
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    1 to 2 in. wide, leathery fronds with 6 to 20 alternately spaced, oblong segments joined by rounded sinuses; has blunt tip; smaller fronds are prostrate; scaly on under surface; stipe nearly one-half length of the blade
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Fairy Garden
    Native Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Heavy Shade
    Wind