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Pellaea ovata 'Longhorn Caverns'

Zig-Zag Cliff Brake Fern

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Item #: 3034

Zones: 7b to 10b

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico, United States

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


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.



This is one of our favorite desert sun ferns, so we are delighted to finally have a few to share from our 2000 Texas fern foray. These particular plants are spore grown from a plant in Burnet Co., in the Texas Hill Country. This darling deciduous fern has a zig-zag rachis (stem) to 2' long, adorned with thumb-shaped blue-grey leaves that point downward. Preferring dry, rocky sites in the wild, this fern grows on both alkaline and acid soils. While zig-zag cliff brake isn't difficult to grow, it might prove a bit challenging for beginners.