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Asplenium trichomanes

Maidenhair spleenwort

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  • Asplenium trichomanes | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Asplenium trichomanes | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • Height0.15m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Asplenium trichomanes (Maidenhair spleenwort). This species is a terrestrial or creeping fern, it is either evergreen or semi-evergreen. The glossy bright green fronds are arranged pinnately. It will grow to a height of about 20cm.

Characteristics

Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Fern

Other common names

Spleenwort

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Can be used in a Terraria.

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  • Asplenium trichomanes | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

When grown outdoors you will need to grow in humus-rich well-drained moist soil.

Propagation

You will need to sow the spores as soon as they are ripe, or you can divide the hardy species in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for rust and scale insects.

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