Pellaea falcata, Sickle Fern

Pellaea falcata

Sickle Fern
Family: Pteridaceae    (Formerly:Sinopteridaceae / Adiantaceae)
Subfamily: Cheilanthoideae
Origin: Australia
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeFull sunDry conditionsModerate waterRegular waterOrnamental foliage

This is an interesting fern, which grows in spreading colonies. This species is quite variable, with some fronds which are large and coarse, and others that are more compact.

This plant was growing in a sunny area, hence its pale color. In shadier areas, it takes on a much darker green.It is drought hardy and easy to grow, though, through losing some of its pinnae, and the remnant leafless stalks of old fronds, it can get a bit untidy.

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Pellaea falcata, Sickle Fern
Pellaea falcata, Sickle Fern

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