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Pellaea rotundifolia
Pellaea rotundifolia

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Zone
Zones 14-17, 19-25, 27
Partial Sun
Partial
Regular Water
Moderate

Pellaea rotundifolia

Button Fern
Polypodiaceae
Ferns

PELLAEA

Though these small- to medium-size ferns are not striking in overall appearance, they have charmingly detailed foliage, with leaves divided into little narrow to roundish leaflets. Once established, they tolerate drier conditions than most other ferns do. All need well-drained soil.

Pellaea rotundifolia

From Australia and New Zealand. Grows to 1–2 ft. high and 2 ft. wide. Spreading stalks hold small, evenly spaced, rounded leaflets that are dark green and leathery. Use for contrast with finer-textured ferns or in mixed container plantings where fronds will spill attractively over the sides. Regular water. Pretty houseplant in bright indirect light; tolerates dry indoor air.

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