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Asplenium platyneuron /Ebony Spleenwort

Asplenium platyneuron  / Asplenium platyneuron
Grows in full shade and can not stand wet soils.
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Grows in full shade and can not stand wet soils.

A dense mass of the Spleenwort growing on an old retaining wall

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Scientific Name: Asplenium platyneuron
Common Name: Ebony Spleenwort
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: Tolerates some drought, but will not grow where its roots are wet most of the time causing rots. Has dark green fonds and the fertile ones are erect.