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Belvisia mucronata/Needle Fern, Tailed Fern

Belvisia mucronata / Belvisia mucronata
A nice specimen growing in the conservatory at the New Orleans Botanical Garden
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A nice specimen growing in the conservatory at the New Orleans Botanical Garden

Specimen growing on moist sphagnum wall

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Scientific Name: Belvisia mucronata
Common Name: Needle Fern, Tailed Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This is an interesting fern that produces long, slender tailed sections at the end of each fertile frond. Prefers to be grown in a place over and extended period without being disturbed. Makes an excellent hanging basket specimen. This fern is an epiphyte.