Microgramma vaccinifolia

This is a classic terrarium fern, that has been in cultivation for a long time. It is remarkably fast growing for such a small fern, and will form dense carpets if given the chance.  The leaves only reach about an inch long, and the rhizome is rather stiff, and hairy like a rabbits foot fern.  It thrives in moderate light and high humidity, but will tolerate high or low light as well.  Even for those ‘fern-challenged'(I include myself in this group) this one will treat you well!  It has a very wide distribution throughout South America and the Carribean, and can be found in Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Argentina.

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