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Selaginella sp. (variegated)

Family Name: Selaginellaceae
Full Shade Semi Shade Lots of Water Moderate Water Occasional Misting Ornamental Leaves Herbaceous Plant


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

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Creeping club moss forming dense mats under ideal growing conditions
Foliage Fronds iridescent bluish-green under low light conditions, with white/ cream colored markings

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Waterlogged Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Groundcover

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade, Full Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Blue, Cream / Off-White, Green, Green - Bluish Green, Iridescent, White
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Thin

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Master ID 30675
Species ID 4984
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Species record last updated on: 15 October 2021.