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Asplenium bulbiferum
Asplenium bulbiferum

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Zones 14-17, 20-25
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Asplenium bulbiferum

Mother Fern
Polypodiaceae
Ferns

ASPLENIUM

Widespread and variable group of rhizomatous ferns, once called spleenwort for alleged medicinal value. These evergreen species resemble one another only in botanical details and in their need for shade and liberal watering. Unlike many other ferns, they need a rest period from late fall to early spring when grown indoors; during that time, reduce watering and withhold fertilizer.

Asplenium bulbiferum

From Australia, New Zealand. Graceful, very finely cut light green fronds to 4 ft. tall. Plant grows about 4 ft. wide. Fronds produce plantlets that can be removed and planted. Hardy to 26°F/–3°C. Watch for snails and slugs.

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