Pyrrosia polydactyla

Five finger Tongue Fern

 

Five Finger Pyrrosia , P. polydactyla is fairly easy to cultivate. I have maintained this variety for over 20 years and have never experienced any problems with its care. It is a slow grower, but mature plants do produce very large fronds. The rhizome creeps slowly so that old plants have a dense cluster of leaves which last for many years. At maturity, individual leaves can be 18 inches long and 10 inches across at the divided end. The fronds are very symmetrical with no twisting of the blade. This variety is a bit more cold sensitive than P. hastata, and should be brought indoors when temps fall below 30F. I have left it out on very cold nights and some leaves will show discoloration after prolonged exposure to cold temps. I would not let this one experience a hard freeze. It is very fertile produces fertile fronds with spores once mature.

 

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