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PlantFiles: Holly Vine Fern, Holly Leaf Fern, Holly Fern, Climbing Holly Fern, Hollyleaf Fringedfern
Lomariopsis kunzaena

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Family: Lomariopsidaceae
Genus: Lomariopsis
Species: kunzaena

Synonym:Stenochlaena kunzeana

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Ferns

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive MotherNature4 On Dec 16, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This fern is found in limestone sinks and hammocks mostly in Dade County (Miami area). There are no large populations, thus it is an Endangered Species.
It is a creeper with a leaf that resembles holly, and has a winged petiole and rachis.



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