Polypodium, Twister Fern 'Green Wave'

Polypodium

Family: Polypodiaceae
Genus: Polypodium (pol-ee-PODE-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Green Wave

Category:

Ferns

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

N/A

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Hollywood, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 2, 2006, handbright from Coral Springs, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

This fern has the added bonus of a lovely scent that is best detected in the early morning and late evening hours.

Positive

On Jan 12, 2006, Equilibrium wrote:

A common name for this plant is the Twister Fern

Green WaveTM is probably the most exciting new fern to enter the foliage market in years. Supported by heavy rhizomal growth, this upright Polypodium grows as vigorously as a Nephrolepis and produces a full pot of beautiful wavering fronds. The foliage is dark green, tough and has an unmatched appearance that will satisfy every buyer's hunt for the new and unusual. Green Wave™ is good for 6, 8 or 10 inch pot production. From very mature stock plants, several cut foliage growers are having success providing Green Wave fronds as cut foliage. Catch the Wave!

Soil
Use a well-drained potting mix such as peat, perlite and bark or other similar ingredients. Add dolomite to adjust pH to 5.0 to 6.0.
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