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Microsorum diversifolium/Kangaroo Paw Fern

Microsorum diversifolium / Microsorum diversifolium
Used as a ground cover at Disney World
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Used as a ground cover at Disney World

Has nice green fronds year round

Generally under one foot in height and can spead up to four feet

Fronds a good green color

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Scientific Name: Microsorum diversifolium
Common Name: Kangaroo Paw Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: A leathery-fronded creeping and climbing evergreen rhizomatous fern found in southeastern Australia and through much of New Zealand. It has shiny, firm, green fronds vary in shape and size. It makes an excellent ground cover and can be grown indoors or out as a hanging basket, in a container or as a pot plant. It is easily propagated from spores.