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Caterpillar Fern
Polypodium formosanum - Caterpillar Fern
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Size 130mm
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The caterpillar fern, as its name suggests, has creeping rhizomes that look like caterpillars. As an indoor plant it likes indirect light. The soft and pale, silver-blue coloured leaves with arching fronds make it an excellent plant for hanging baskets or in containers for balconies and courtyards.

Growth Width — 60cm
Growth Height — 40cm
Frost Sensitive
Foliage Colour — Silver/Grey
Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade
Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Apply liquid plant food during the growing season to promote lush, new growth.

Watering needs

Keep soil moist but not wet at all times, especially during the growing season. Overwatering can damage your plant and lead to fronds quickly turning brown.

Pruning Advice

Remove spent fronds with clean, sharp secateurs to keep the plant tidy and prevent dead leaves from draining energy from the plant.