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Polypodium grandiceps

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Family: Polypodiaceae
Genus: Polypodium (pol-ee-PODE-ee-um) (Info)
Species: grandiceps (GRAN-dee-keps) (Info)
Additional cultivar information: (aka Grandiceps)

Synonym:Microsorium punctatum
Synonym:Microsorum punctatum

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Category:
Perennials

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

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

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

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

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
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)

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:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive IslandJim On Oct 8, 2006, IslandJim from Keizer, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Wonderful foliage plant! Mine is in a large terra cotta pot in the shade on my front patio. It's entirely maintenance-free--except it will soon need a larger pot or to be divided into two or three pots.

Regional...

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

Los Angeles, California
Stockton, California
Bartow, Florida
Big Pine Key, Florida
Coral Springs, Florida
Florida Ridge, Florida
Haverhill, Florida
North Port, Florida
South Venice, Florida
Utopia, Florida
Fruit Hill, Ohio



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