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Wall Ferns

Polypodium spp.

Also known as

Polypodium Ferns, Polypody

Polypodium polypodioides, Loxahatchee by Korall (CC BY 3.0)

Full Shade
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size




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Wall Ferns Overview

Polypodium is a genus of around 100 species of evergreen or deciduous ferns in the Polypodiaceae family has a worldwide distribution and a centre of diversity in the tropics. Commonly known as Wall Ferns or Polypodium Ferns. They can be epiphytic or terrestrial and with either simple or pinnately-divided fronds and creeping rhizomes. Being easy to grow, they are popular in cultivation as ornamental garden plants and many varieties and cultivars are available. Polypodium ferns tend to prefer a moist, shady site but can tolerate sun if given sufficient moisture.

How to propagate Wall Ferns


Division in spring.


Spores in late summer.

Other uses of Wall Ferns

Grown for its sculptural fronds.