Elaphoglossum herminieri/Drooping Tongue Fern

Elaphoglossum herminieri / Elaphoglossum herminieri
A wall mount at the New Orleans Botanical Garden
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A wall mount at the New Orleans Botanical Garden

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Scientific Name: Elaphoglossum herminieri
Common Name: Drooping Tongue Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is a tropical which makes an excellent container or wall hanging plant in conservatories and other glass houses where temperatures do not drop below freezing. Grows well on sphagnum moss mounts on walls provided that the medium is kept moist at all times. Fertilizer will acclerate growth.