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Microsorium musifolium /Crocodile Fern


Foliage

Close-up image of long narrow leaves

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Scientific Name: Microsorium musifolium
Common Name: Crocodile Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Australian fern has 2-3 foot leaves and each has puckers and segments so that they resemble a crocodile hide. Keep root system moist, but not sopping wet. Use as a container plant where frost occurs.