Hare's Foot Fern

Phlebodium aureum

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This epiphytic fern species from the tropical and subtropical climates in the Americas. s evergreen arching pinnate fronds that are a grey green with distinctive yellow-orange, raised spore cases on the underside of the fronds. This easy to grow fern is popular in cultivation as an ornamental garden plant for indoor or outdoor sites. They prefer a moist, shady location but can tolerate sun if given sufficient moisture.
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Harvesting

Generally not harvested but fronds can be taken to include in floral arrangements.

Propagation

Special features

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Special features

Origin

Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America, Southeastern United States

Environment

Light

Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Notes

This easy plant suits being grown in shaded beds and borders in woodland or informal cottage gardens as well as being grown in containers for conservatories or indoor rooms.

Personality

Family

Polypodiaceae

Scent

None

Problems

Can be attacked by scale insects.
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