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Pyrrosia lingua 'Tachiba Koryu'
Tachiba Koryu Tongue Fern
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Item #: 3084
Zones: 7b to 10b
Height: 6" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Origin: China, Japan, Korea
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Pyrrosia lingua 'Tachiba Koryu' is another of the many splendid Japanese selections of the Asian native tongue fern. The fronds emerge from a thin but stiff rhizome that runs just above the ground in most cases. The narrow, thick, leathery leaves are incredibly ruffled (like running your finger through a veggie shredder) and are held vertically above the rhizome. In well-drained sites, especially when growing on the side of a hill, the evergreen tongue fern can make a very nice colony, albeit far from invasive. In milder climates, they can also grow as epiphytes on rocks and trees as long as their base is in the soil.