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Asplenium nidus var. plicatum


Asplenium nidus var. plicatum Alderw.

Family Name: Aspleniaceae
Common Name: Lasagne Fern


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Classifications and Characteristics

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


Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Non-native

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Medium-sized fern with an erect rhizome, able to grow up to a spread of about 0.6 - 0.9 m wide.
Foliage Green fronds in a rosette arrangement with curly margins and appears to be folding; frond length on average can reach up to about 30 - 40 cm long.
Etymology Genus Asplenium means without spleen and is usually a reference for the fern to cure spleen ailments. Variety plicatum means folded together and is a reference to the character of the frond.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Slow
Rootzone Tolerance Well-Drained Soils
Propagation Method Spore


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

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Master ID 32394
Species ID 6805
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Species record last updated on: 22 November 2023.