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.
From Australia, New Zealand. Graceful, very finely cut light green fronds to 4 ft. tall. Plant grows a...
Australian native to 15 ft. tall and wide, with dark green, needlelike, 3/4-in.-long leaves. Pale...
From South Ecuador and north Peru. Columnar cactus, branching with age. Slow growing in pots, fairly f...