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Plant Database Search Results > Nephrolepis cordifolia
 
Nephrolepis cordifolia - Sword Fern
   
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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 information about Nephrolepis cordifolia displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.

 
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