Lemmaphyllum microphyllum

Lemmaphyllum microphyllum is a widespread species, occurring throughout China, Korea, India, Japan, the Philippines, and Asiatic Islands.  It is a wonderful epiphytic fern, whose fronds only reach about .5 inch.  Fertile fronds will reach about 2″, but are very narrow.  It especially loves to grow on treefern, but cork also works well.  It will grow in a pot so long as the substrate is well drained.  Like many small fern species, it is slow growing (but not difficult).



  1. I saw yours growing outside and was very tempted to move mine outdoors 🙂 My experience with this group of ferns is that they are slow, slow, slow. And because of the resilient, waxy leaves, it’s hard to tell if they are doing well or not.

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