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Hen and chicken fern

Asplenium bulbiferum

Also known as

Mother spleenwort, Spleenwort

Asplenium bulbiferum by Peter de Lange (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

30cm

1m

Min

20cm

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Hen and chicken fern Overview

This species has a fern-like appearance with deep-green finely divided fronds.

Common problems with Hen and chicken fern

How to propagate Hen and chicken fern

Bulbs

Propagation is by spores or bulbs, if produced late in the summer.

Spores

Other uses of Hen and chicken fern

Can be used in a terraria.