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Asplenium Genus

Spleenwort

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich, Peaty
  • WaterMoist

Description

Asplenium genus (Spleenwort). These are evergreen or semi evergreen ferns which must have humidity. They have pinnate or bipinnate fronds.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Epiphytics or Ferns

Interest and use

Indoor

Cultivation

They are fully hardy to frost tender with a min of 5C. Most of the plants will prefer partial shade. You should grow them in any moist soil. You will need to remove fading fronds regularly.

Propagation

Propagation is by spores or bulbs, if produced late in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects, mealy bugs, vine weevil and red spider mites.

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