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Polypodium species: Doryopteris species - Plant

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rock polypody
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Polypodium is a genus of 75–100 species of true ferns, widely distributed throughout the world, with the highest species diversity in the tropics.

Common name: rock polypody
Color: Non-flowering
Bloom time: Non-flowering
Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Provide bright indoor light, but not full sun. If your fern starts to look scorched, move it out of any direct sunlight. It s also worth noting that these ferns require brighter light than many fern specimens.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 75°F.

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

  • Water: Never allow the soil to dry out, although they should not be soaked.
  • In drier climates, mist the fern frequently, even daily if the air is especially dry.
  • Epiphytic specimens should be misted heavily daily.

Special Feature:
Mass or group in rock gardens, wild gardens, native plant gardens or naturalized rocky woodland areas.
Medicinal use:
  • Polypodium Vulgare has been frequently used in herbal medicine for centuries.
  • It is frequently used as a diuretic and laxative.
  • It is also used as an expectorant (helps loosen phlegm in throat/chest).
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  • An herbal tea made from the roots can be used to treat hives, sore throats, and stomach aches.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.


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