Trichomanes reptans

This beautiful filmy fern is one of the hardier species and grows in nice compact colonies. The rhizomes are rather thick, and the fronds only stand 1-2″ tall. It has a very simple leaf structure, and like most filmys, it likes it shady and wet. I don’t put any filmys in direct light, as their leaves burn easily. They do very well with ambient room light and I wouldn’t suggest putting them within at least two feet of any bright lights.

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