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  Microsorum thailandicum Boonkerd & Noot. L
  Family Name : Polypodiaceae

 
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Epiphyte, Lithophyte
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Thailand
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Foliage: Fronds leathery, strap like, 5-25cm long by 1-1.5cm wide, upper surface iridescent metallic blue in color. Under surface dull bluish green. Sporangia borne on the  under surface, on the upper 1/4 - 1/3 of the frond (towards the tip). 
      Cultivation :
      The iridescence appears to be more intense when the plant is grown under lower light conditions. 
      Etymology :
      The specific epithet refers to the country where this species was first discovered. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Easy to Grow
      Landscape Uses :
      Small Gardens, Skyrise / Balcony, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting, Hanging Basket
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade, Full Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
      Fertilizing :
      Feed regularly with a balanced fertilizer for foliage plants. 
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Blue, Green, Green - Bluish Green, Iridescent
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Leathery

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