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Asplenium Scolopendrium

Asplenium Scolopendrium

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Plant name: Asplenium Scolopendrium

Other names: Hart's Tongue Fern, Burnt Weed, Buttonhole, Christ's Hair, Horse Tongue

Category: Evergreen Fern

Plant family: Aspleniaceae

Light preference: Full shade/partial shade

Soil preference: Chalk, clay, loam, sand. Alkaline, Neutral. Moist but well-drained.

Flowering/fruiting month: N/A


  • Up to 65cm height
  • Up to 55cm spread

Description: An evergreen fern forming a rosette of arching, rich green, strap-shaped fronds 30-75cm in length, the margins often undulate. Spores borne in conspicuous transverse stripes beneath the fronds.

Care: Grows well in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Bright mid-day sun can cause damage. May be sensitive to fungicides. Tolerant of dry shade but water regularly during the first season and mulch well. Propagate by sowing spores in mid to late summer or by division in spring. Dead or damaged fronds may be removed as necessary.

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