Weeping Spleenwort
Asplenium flaccidum

Family: Aspleniaceae
Genus: Asplenium (ass-PLEE-nee-um) (Info)
Species: flaccidum (FLA-sih-dum) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Ferns

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 16, 2013, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

Asplenium flaccidum - 'flaccidum' deriving from the Latin root meaning to droop/drooping. This common epiphytic fern, which is a large distinctive group of about twenty in New Zealand, is also known as Drooping Spleenwort, Hanging Spleenwort and Weeping Spleenwort. It is found growing out of the trunks of trees and out of tree ferns, with its long limp, thick leathery fronds hanging down to up to a metre long.