Asplenium spp.

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 9A 9B 

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Also known as Asplenium abscissum, Asplenium platyneuron, Asplenium heterochroum, Asplenium heteroresiliens, Asplenium xheteroresiliens

Plant Specifics

Size:Most 0.5 to 1 ft tall by Most 1 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Habitats:Around sinkholes and on rocks. Epiphytic on logs and trees. Moist sites.


Recommended Uses:Retain and treasure if already present. Spleenworts can be used in rock gardens where they grow well on limestone boulders. Many will also do well on logs. A few (such as Asplenium abscissum) can be grown as groundcovers.
Light: Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Lime rock, Sand