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Care of the plant Asplenium scolopendrium or Hart's-tongue fern.

Care of the plant Asplenium scolopendrium or Hart's-tongue fern

The genus Asplenium, family Aspleniaceae, comprises more than 350 species of ferns of cosmopolitan distribution. Some species are: Asplenium scolopendrium, Asplenium nidus, Asplenium antiquum, Asplenium bulbiferum, Asplenium flabellifolium, Asplenium caudatum, Asplenium radicans, Asplenium lanceolatum.

Common name: Hart's-tongue fern. This species is native to Europe.

They are ferns with a large rhizome covered with scales and with very characteristic leaves: they have a short petiole, a wide base, a sharp tip and are bright green; on the underside are the spores. The leaves wilt just before the new ones sprout.

They are used in shady rockeries, in undergrowths or as a houseplant.

Asplenium scolopendrium needs semi-shade or shade exposure, never direct sunlight.

They prefer slightly calcareous soils, well drained and with superficial humus.

Water frequently because they need constant humidity; they do not resist drought.

They do not need pruning or fertilization.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases but fear drought.

They propagate by division in spring.

Images of the plant Asplenium scolopendrium or Hart's-tongue fern

Asplenium scolopendrium
Asplenium scolopendrium
 

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