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Astrolepis sinuata
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Astrolepis sinuata

Wavy Cloak Fern

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Item #: 3763

Zones: 7b to 9b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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(syn: Cheilanthes sinuata) This attractive southwest US native is found on limestone outcrops and slopes from Texas south to South America, but is rarely seen in cultivation. The narrow, upright, semi-evergreen, thick green fronds with stunning white backs line the black stipe, forming a tight 18" wide upright clump with a short creeping rhizome. This is not a fern to be tried by beginners, as it is not as easy to cultivate as most others. In nature, it usually grows with its roots hidden beneath a large rock.

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