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Pellaea rotundifolia

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Family: Adiantaceae
Genus: Pellaea (pe-LEE-uh) (Info)
Species: rotundifolia (ro-tun-dih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials
Ferns

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

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Evergreen
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From spores

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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive tashmoore On Jun 8, 2008, tashmoore from Fort George G Meade, MD wrote:

This makes a great houseplant. It has been living in my curio for some months now.

Positive Cretaceous On Apr 7, 2007, Cretaceous from El Sobrante, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Nice, smallish fern which does well here in zone 9b. Easy to find in nurseries. Native to New Zealand.

Regional...

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

Arcata, California
El Cerrito, California
Oceanside, California
Sacramento, California
Santa Rosa, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Fort George G Meade, Maryland
Astoria, Oregon
Conway, South Carolina
Kalama, Washington



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