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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.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of this plant in our nursery crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We also will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Nephrolepis cordifolia.
 
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