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- USDA Climate: Three to Eight Tree Height: 6 inches to 1 foot 3 inches Tree Spread:10 inches to 1 foot 3 inches Soil Type: Acceptable to a variety of soil type-soil must be well drained. Sun Type: Partial Sun (low to high), the plant will grow in
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