The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Didymochlaena

Family: Ferns.

Didymochlaena Family - Dryopteridaceae. Genus of one species of evergreen fern from tropical Africa, America and Polinesia, occuring in woodland and by streams. Didymochlaena truncatula fronds bear shiny leaflets in a double herringbone pattern. It is a rarity which requires a humid atmosphere. There are two virtues - it will grow in quite dense shade and plants can be raised from spores.

2-5 ft, new growth bronze-red.

Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth.Good indirect light is the proper location - an east- or north-facing windowsill is ideal. Compost must be kept moist at all times and never allowd to dry out. Mist sparingly in Winter. Misting is necessary. The simplest way is to devide the plant in early spring. Sow spores as soon as ripe at 70 F (21 C).

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