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Selaginella kraussiana 'Gold Tips'

Family: Selaginellaceae
Genus: Selaginella (sell-lah-gi-NEL-uh) (Info)
Species: kraussiana (krau-see-AY-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gold Tips

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Ponds and Aquatics

under 6 in. (15 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
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:
Partial to Full Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
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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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bagpypr On Sep 21, 2004, bagpypr from Redlands, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I have a selaginella growing in my office with my Platycerium bifurcatum and they are both very happy. I use 1/4 strength orchid food and a 1/4tsp of dried banana peels( powdered). The contrast between the leaf formations is rather astounding to me (being a botanist) and I enjoy combining my indoor plants to bring out the colours and textures.

Positive trothatl On Aug 17, 2004, trothatl from Decatur, GA wrote:

I planted several Gold Tips in a heavily shaded area earlier this summer, and they have been doing great. They've been spreading very quickly and have a thick mossy feel. They have held up well in the hot, humid, Atlanta summer.


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

Tuscaloosa, Alabama (2 reports)
Redlands, California
Hollywood, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Decatur, Georgia
Jonesboro, Georgia
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Cleveland, Ohio
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Conway, South Carolina
Christiana, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Richmond, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

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