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Drynaria rigidula, Polypodium rigidulum, Basket Fern
Drynaria rigidula 'Whitei'

Drynaria rigidula, Polypodium rigidulum

Basket Fern
Family: Polypodiaceae
Origin: East Asia
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
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Drynaria rigidula (Basket Fern) can be grown in USDA Zone 9-11 outdoors, but it does need protection from harsh winters. It grows well in semi-shade position, in a well-draining, moisture-retentive soil. During the growing season, it prefers regular watering and occasional misting. To grow in cold regions, it is best to keep the plant in a pot and move it indoors during winter time. It also benefits from occasional fertilizing with an organic fertilizer during the growing season. This plant is a seasonal plant has leafless dormancy period during December-March and need less water.

Drynaria rigidula has great ethnomedical importance. It has been used in traditional medicine to treat various ailment. In addition to the medicinal benefits, it is also a popular ornamental plant and is often used in rock gardens, pots, or hanging containers to add texture and interest to any garden space.

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Drynaria rigidula, Polypodium rigidulum, Basket Fern
Drynaria rigidula 'Whitei'

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