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Lygodium Genus

Climbing fern

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Description

Lygodium genus (Climbing fern). This genus consists of deciduous or semi-evergreen climbing ferns, there are about 35-40 species, the plants with produce short pinnate fronds. They are Half hardy to frost tender, with a min of 5C. They will need shade or semi shade and humus-rich, moist, peaty soil. You can propagate by division in the spring or by spores in the summer.

Characteristics

Semi-evergreens or Evergreens, Ferns

Cultivation

They require moist, humus-rich, peat soil which will grow in full sun or partial-shade. You can propagate by division in the spring or from spores in summer. Is best grown against shrubby plants that can provide support. Plants grown under glass in pots need strong, twiggy supports. Remove faded fronds regularly.

Propagation

Division in spring or by spores in summer.

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