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Microsorum scolopendria 'Vp003'

Family Name: Polypodiaceae
Semi Shade Moderate Water Indoor Plant Ornamental Leaves Ferns and Lycophytes Herbaceous Plant


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Ferns & Allies (Non-Seed Vascular Plants) (Fern)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Erect fern, able to grow up to 45 - 60 cm tall and 15 - 25 cm wide.
Foliage Green fronds with a wavy or twisting characteristic.
Etymology Genus Polypodium means "many-feet" and refers to the rhizome growth pattern of the fern.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Seed or Spore Dispersal Abiotic

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Fast to Moderate
Pest(s) Chewing Insects, Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Spore, Division


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

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Master ID 268
Species ID 1564
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Species record last updated on: 01 March 2022.