Poly Fern

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Poly Fern- Setiferum congestion Hardy Planting Zones- 6-8 Sun or Shade – Partial to Full shade Mature Height - 6-12" Mature Width- 6-12" Bloom Season – n/a Gardener Status- Beginner

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Poly Fern does very well as a bordering or as an edging plant.

Poly Fern- Polypodium. Polypodium refers to between 75 and 100 species of true ferns that are found all over the world, including these ferns commonly referred to as terrestrial ferns. The name derives from the Greek terms "poly" meaning many and "poison" meaning little foot, due to the foot like the appearance of the rhizomes and sprawling branches. This species of fern has crawling rhizomes that produce fronds along intervals of the rhizomes. The species range from differences in frond appearance and size, but are an evergreen, lasting from one to two years and growing rhizomes in lengths of 10-80 centimeters or more.

The Poly Fern is a very compact plant that is the perfect choice for any landscape project

The Poly Fern looks very lovely in a hanging basket or small pots. The Poly Fern is a compact plant that has very soft and almost feather-like leaves. The Poly Fern is exceptionally hardy and is an evergreen. It adds a refreshing pop of green color wherever it grows and makes a beautiful addition to any home or garden.

Poly ferns can go by many names. It continues to look good throughout the year, unlike smaller ferns. Its leaves are sure to add contrast and vibrancy to other plants in your garden. Best kept in in damp soils. Because this is such a small plant, it is perfect for landscaping in even as an indoor plant. The best part of this plant is it’s excellent for indoor hanging baskets or small pots. They also help with airborne toxins by being like a filter, so it is unique for indoor landscape especially if you have a family member with asthmatic tendencies. When it comes to outdoor landscaping, it is perfect for edges or borders, any shaded flower bed, or even a forest type scene. Since the Poly fern is evergreen in warmer weather, it keeps the landscape with touches of green in the winter time.

Poly ferns even makes for an excellent indoor plant.

Poly Fern also knew as the "Golden Podium," are decorative plants that many people place in their garden landscapes. Poly Fern prefers warm temperatures and does well in partial shade. Those who live in cooler climates will put them on a porch or deck during the months of spring and summer, then bringing the Poly Fern indoors during the fall and winter. These plants are genuinely eye-catching in appearance, being a deep greenish color that has beautiful tinges of blue in the sunlight. They are a fast growing plant, reaching heights of two to three feet within the first year. Even though the poly fern is a rather hearty plant to grow, it requires nutrient-rich soil to promote good health. Providing an elegant touch to a beautiful floral landscape or enclosed patio deck. Live poly ferns are usually shipped out in a plant-friendly container, enabling them to arrive safely at the consumer's place of residence.

The Poly Fern, botanical name Setiferum congested, is a leafy evergreen fern with 10 to 18 pairs of leaf segments originating from the central stem. The leaves grow shorter on the frond's end, and they have a broader top which tapers toward the bottom. The mature height is 8 to 12 inches with a width of 10 to 12 inches, and they achieve this size in a year. The frond coloration ranges from a dark to a grayish green, which has a muted contrast in comparison to other brightly colored flowers and plants. They thrive best in partial to full shade and are adaptable to many different soil types that are kept well-drained and moist. Poly Ferns do well as decorative liners for small gardens, walkways and around water sources. They are easy to maintain and very durable when well-cared for.


Poly Fern - Polypodium. Polypodium 



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