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Asplenium x Lucrosum

Attractive fern producing small plantlets on its leaves. It makes an impressive house plant, to 80 cm tall or more. is native to Australia and New Zealand, where Its fronds are eaten as a vegetable.

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Asplenium x Lucrosum is an attractive fern producing small plantlets on its leaves. It is called Mother spleenwort o Hen and chicken fern in English.

This species is perfectly adapted to indoor conditions and makes an excellent house plant. It will grow in any room with bright light and it is easy to mantain. It is also used in tropical greenhouse settings or in the terrarium, together with bromeliads and other indoor plants.

Asplenium x Lucrosum is a cultivated cross of Asplenium. bulbiferum and A. dimorphum, natives to New Zealand and Australia. The "×" preceding “lucrosum” indicates it is a hybrid. It is a sterile hybrid between A. bulbiferum and A. dimorphum.

The tale of two ferns: learn more

If you want to know more on the origin of this cultivated fern, read this paper named: A Tale of Two Ferns and also this one named: Cultivated hen & chickens ferns.

What do we ship?

We ship a robust, greenhouse-grown plant, cultivated in a 12-14 cm pot. We will always try to select a compact robust plant for you. This plant will be sent with pot and substrate, mostly made of peat and perlite. It is adapted to shade and should not be exposed to direct full sun. Grow it indoors or outdoors in the shade. We ship worldwide.

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Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Oceania
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 100cm-150cm
Botanical family Aspleniaceae
Light Shade
Minimum winter temperature -5 ºC to 5 ºC
Plant type Herbaceous
Care Pot
Shape Perennials
Due to the higher temperatures in Summer, we do not recommend "International Priority" shipping. We suggest to choose EMS (Express Mail service) shipping for the months of july and august