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Description: Phyllitis scolopendrium, commonly known as the tongue fern, is a beautiful species of fern native to Europe, North America and parts of Asia. It gets its name from the shape of its leaves, which resemble a tongue. This fern thrives in moist, shady environments and often grows on rock walls, forest floors and along streams.

Leaves: The leaves of Phyllitis scolopendrium are elongated in shape, with a distinctive heart-shaped base. They have a smooth texture and deep green color, making them a striking addition to any shady garden or landscape.
Size: This fern can reach an impressive height of approximately 30-60 inches, with a spread that varies depending on growing conditions.
Habitat: Phyllitis scolopendrium thrives in moist, humus-rich soils and prefers part-shaded to shady environments. It can be found growing on rocks, along streams, and in the shade of trees in forests.

Maintenance: Phyllitis scolopendrium generally requires little maintenance as long as it is planted in a moist, shady area. Regular watering and mulching can help keep the soil moist and promote growth. It is also important to remove dead leaves and fertilize the plant occasionally to maintain optimal health.

Phyllitis scolopendrium (tongue fern)

  • 10.5 cm

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