Native plants

Necklace fern

Scientific name: Asplenium flabellifolium
Other names: butterfly fern, walking fern

Fern - native to the Wellington Region
Suits: dry, partial shade, sunny, shelter, exposure, coastal forest garden, coastal and dune garden, small garden or balcony

About Necklace fern

A pretty little fern, easily grown in gardens in sheltered areas. A small and attractive with fronds between 10 to 20 cm long with fan shaped leaves. Often found dry rocky ground, rock crevices, caves, beside streams, waterfalls or sometimes epiphytic on fallen logs and tree trunks. Spreads with short rhizomes.

Excellent pot or in a hanging basket. Can be slow, but once established, easily grown. Prefers filtered light, and should be planted in a fertile, dry, free draining soil mix, or within rocks.

Provides for lizards

  • Ground cover for retreat

Read more about gardening for lizards.

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