PlantsMicrosorum→Crocodile Fern (Microsorum musifolium 'Crocodyllus')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Fern
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 12 +10 °C (50 °F) to +15.6 °C (60 °F)
Plant Height: 1 to 2 feet
Plant Spread: 1 to 3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Clatherate scales on the fronds give the appearance of Crocodile skin. The dark pigmented veins become more conspicuous as the plant ages.
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Provides winter interest
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Indoor plant identification by CassKalika Jan 20, 2022 10:37 PM 1
Confirmation on new plants by LolaIndieD Aug 27, 2021 10:46 AM 2
Untitled by Ankii Jul 5, 2021 5:05 PM 2
Plant id by willowtree06 Oct 3, 2020 12:54 PM 2
Please Help Identify this Fern by NateJJ Jul 2, 2017 2:46 PM 2
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