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Selaginella uncinata

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
sel-ah-gih-NEL-ah un-sin-AY-tah
Description

A low, diminutive spreading groundcover with blue-green leaves commonly grown in greenhouses, nurseries, and areas along the Gulf Coast.  This plant is native to southern China and is the sole genus of vascular plants in the family Selaginellaceae.  Plant it in shady nooks of the garden, containers, or hanging baskets or in a terrarium.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#container plant#shade garden#hanging baskets#terrarium#blue green leaves
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#container plant#shade garden#hanging baskets#terrarium#blue green leaves
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Selaginella
    Species:
    uncinata
    Family:
    Selaginellaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Stem Cutting
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Fronds
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Delicate, blue-green iridescent leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden