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Polypodium aureum

Polypody

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Features

  • Growth HabitIrregular tuft
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Polypodium aureum (Polypody). This species is a large creeping fern with ovate to oblong, deeply pinnatifid grey-green fronds each with up to 35 narrowly linear to lance-shaped, wavy-margined segments.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fern

Origin

USA, C & S America

Interest and use

Grown for its sculptural fronds.

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will grow easily in any moist, well-drained soil in dappled shade. You can propagate by division or by sowing spores.

Propagation

You can propagate by division or by sowing spores.

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