Microsorum musifolium 'Crocodyllus'
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5 years to reach maturity
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Crocodile Fern Overview
Microsorum musifolium 'Crocodyllus' is a tender evergreen epiphytic fern from the Polypodiaceae family. It produces glossy green strap-like leaves with pointed tips, that have prominent dark green veins that mosaic across the leaves giving it a look like crocodile or snake skin. This plant makes a fabulous statement houseplant, its commonly known by the names Crocodile Fern, Crocodylus Fern or Alligator Fern.
Common problems with Crocodile Fern
How to harvest Crocodile Fern
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Crocodile Fern
Divide in spring when the plant is in active growth.
Special features of Crocodile Fern
Grow in equal parts find-grade bark, perlite, and charcoal or this plant can be grown epiphytically in bright filtered light with the rhizomes wrapped in moss and tied to a suitable rooting medium.
Other uses of Crocodile Fern
A low maintenance plant when grown outdoors, they can be used on banks and slopes as ground cover in formal rock gardens or informal cottage styles.