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Drynaria rigidula (Basket fern)

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Plant description

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Drynaria rigidula is commonly called 'basket fern' because it has two types of frond, one is large and green, and the other is smaller and rounded. The smaller fronds help to collect organic matter to the base of the fern. This fern is unusual as it produces nectar from the underside of the fronds. Likes a moist humus rich soil, but is a very adaptable fern. Can also be container grown, and for indoors. In the wild, it can grow on rocks.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: not specified

Plant size

Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist.

Clay: moist.

Sand: moist.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Half strength liquid fertiliser.

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