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Fern

Davallia spp.

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Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

10a-10b

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.2m

Max

1.2m

20cm

Min

30cm

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Overview

Genus comprising over 30 species of evergreen or deciduous, epiphytic ferns. With characteristically divided fern foliage, their ovate or triangular fronds arise singly from a creeping, scaly rhizome. Species in this genus are widely cultivated as ornamental species for their attractive, shiny foliage, and some species are commonly grown as houseplants, looking particularly good when cascading from hanging baskets in humid greenhouses or bathrooms. In its natural habitat, Davallia plants are found in the Meditteranean, Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands. This genus was historically known as Humata.

Common problems

Generally pest and disease free

    Propagation

    Division

    Spores

    Special Features

    Attractive leaves

    Indoor plant

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