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Polypodium Genus

Wall fern

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Polypodium genus (Wall fern). There are about 75 species. They may be epiphytic or terrestrial, and will produce scaly red-brown, creeping rhizomes with long-stemmed, light to mid-green pinnate or bipinnate fronds.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Epiphytics or Ferns

Other common names

Polypody

Origin

USA, C & S America

Interest and use

Grown for its sculptural fronds.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy to frost tender, minimum temperature of 10C. They will grow easily in any moist, well-drained soil in dappled shade.

Propagation

Division in spring or by spores in late summer.

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