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Asplenium rhizophyllum
@ In Situ Renick, WVA

Asplenium rhizophyllum

Walking Fern

Item #: 5785

Zones: 3a to 8a

Height: 2" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: United States

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

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(syn: Camptosorus rhizophyllus) This cute fern is found on alkaline outcrops from Minnesota south to Georgia. Asplenium rhizophyllum is one of the most unfern-like ferns we have grown. The bizarre, narrow, 5-7" long x 1/2" wide, glossy, green leaves lie nearly flat on the ground. Each leaf tip produces another plant where it touches down. This is not a fern for beginners since it requires a specialized habitat such as rotting logs or moist, mossy rocks, although it can withstand short periods of drought. We believe these to be some of the first nursery-propagated plants to be sold.

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