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Nephrolepis auriculata /Sword Fern

Nephrolepis auriculata  / Nephrolepis auriculata
Border planting of sword fern along a garden path
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Border planting of sword fern along a garden path

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Scientific Name: Nephrolepis auriculata
Common Name: Sword Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Grows primarily in shade and is a good ground cover there. Also used in container plants in shady areas on patios and decks. It will perform very poorly where exposed to direct, hot sunlight. Can be quite invasive in warm climates.