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PlantFiles: Australian Sword Fern
Nephrolepis obliterata 'Western Queen'

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Family: Polypodiaceae
Genus: Nephrolepis (nef-roh-LEP-iss) (Info)
Species: obliterata (ob-lit-er-RAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Western Queen

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Ferns

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

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

Hardiness:
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
Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

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

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 Sep 26, 2010, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

A graceful fern similar to 'Kimberly Queen' but more compact. Fronds are usually no more than 14" long.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida



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