Spleenwort Fern


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    Spleenwort Fern

    Posted by Kellie Springer on 28th Aug 2019

    This looks awesome around my rock garden.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.


Spleenwort Fern is a genus compromised of more that 700 species

Spleenwort fern, also known as Asplenium bulbiferum is a genus comprised of more than 700 different species of fern plants. It is considered by many to be the only genus present within the Aspleniacae family, though some botanists consider the Hymenasplenium also to be included. This conclusion was made based on DNA analysis, which uncovered a different chromosome count, as well as many other structural differences in the rhizomes.

According to the USDA, the spleenwort fern can grow from 6 inches to 1 foot 3 inches tall, spreading 10 inches to 1 foot 3 inches wide. These plants do well in a variety of soils, including subacid garden soil, sandy peat, gritty soil, and potting mix, and does best in a partial sun environment, with a northern exposure if possible.

Spleenwort Fern grows capable of growing in hardiness zones as low as 3 

These plants rarely see mass agricultural use, but there is some economic market for them. Birds nest ferns are often commonly sold as houseplants due to their unique appearance and relative ease of care. For the same reasons, the Australian mother spleenwort is sometimes carried and sold in greenhouses to hobbyist botanists. This more difficult plant comes with the added benefit small bulblets that are formed on the fronds that have a chance to grow into brand new plants.

Spleenwort Ferns can also be used as a food source for individual larvae

Like all ferns, the spleenwort fern does not go through a flowering process typical of seeded plants. Instead, it reproduces by releasing spores to the winds. Whenever these spores reach the ground, it is possible for a new spleenwort fern to grow.

Much like other ferns, the spleenwort fern will continue to grow as long as there are space and resources for it. This means that it is perfectly safe to trim away excess growth to maintain appearance and health.

Spleenwort Fern Ships as Bare Root