It is a groundcover and low-growing fern that can reach a height of 2 feet and can spread out to 10 feet. With an ornamental foliage and shape, Lygodium japonicum (Japanese Climbing Fern) is an attractive fern that will add grace to any garden.
This plant can be grown in full sun or semi-shade and can live in USDA zones 8-11. If you're looking for a good vine or creeper plant for your garden, Lygodium japonicum is perfect for this purpose. It needs regular water and does best when it is in consistent moist soil since the roots do not penetrate too deeply. The best way to look after the Lygodium japonicum is to keep it in a pot filled with moist soil and peat moss. For gardeners in colder climates, it is best to keep the pot close to the house and wrap it with straw or leaves for protection in winter months.
The Lygodium japonicum is an attractive plant, however it is deemed to be an invasive species in some parts of the world. For this reason, it is best to grow the plant in a pot and make sure that it does not spread too much in the garden. With regular care and maintenance, Lygodium japonicum can be a great addition to any garden.