Pyrrosia lingua /Tongue Fern

Pyrrosia lingua  / Pyrrosia lingua
Ground cover planting of the tongue fern
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Ground cover planting of the tongue fern

Makes a nice contrast plant in the landscape

Fronds are a good green color when fern grown in shade

In sun the fronds are lighter green, almost yellow at times

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Scientific Name: Pyrrosia lingua
Common Name: Tongue Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: A common rock-dwelling fern from Asia, with tongue-shaped fronds. It has fronds that are very thick and leathery, entire, and twisted. Long creeping rhizomes that grow across rocky areas is not a typical fern characteristic. In addition, its fronds do not look like fern fronds. It is tolerant to drought.