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Polypodium punctatum
Picisan Polypodioceae

Polypodium punctatum, Polypodium, Picisan


Polypodium punctatum, Polypodium, Picisan

This widespread, mainly temperate northern hemisphere fern genus includes some 75 species. They may be epiphytic or terrestrial and a few species grow on rocks. They have scaly, red-brown, creeping rhizomes and long-stemmed, light to mid-green, pinnate or bipinnate fronds usually less than 30 in (75 cm) long. They are inclined to produce cristate fronds and other unusual forms, which were very popular with Victorian collectors.
Plant Height From approx. 30 To 60 cm
Cultivation: Hardiness varies considerably with the species, otherwise they are easily grown in any moist, well-drained soil in dappled shade. Additional humus promotes lush foliage. Propagate by division or by sowing spores.