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Products > Plants - Browse By Region > Nephrolepis cordifolia
 
Nephrolepis cordifolia - Sword Fern
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Fern
Family: Nephrolepidiaceae (~Polypodiaceae)
Origin: Pantropical
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Nephrolepis cordifolia (Sword Fern) - Tufts of finely-toothed sword-shaped fronds rise from short, erect, hairy leaf stems. It will grow to 2-3 feet tall. The spores are visible on the underside of the leaf, but this fern mainly propagates by spreading hairy runners. It will tolerate drier, poorer soil than most ferns. Hardy to 25F. It does best in shade but will take sun if given ample water.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Nephrolepis cordifolia.
 
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