Polypodium is a genus of 75â€“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
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. Use 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).
An herbal tea made from the roots can be used to treat hives, sore throats, and stomach aches.
The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Note: for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.