Phlebodium aureum

This species is native to the tropical regions of South America. Its leaves, up to 1 m (39 in) long, are deeply divided, coated with a bluish bloom, entirely glabrous and with stiff stalks. The specific name is derived from the golden-yellow colour of the sori, which are scattered over the entire under-surface of the leaves.

A good growing medium is a clay-peat compost. This fern does not require extra humidity or misting, but water regularly and do not let the compost dry out. It does best in partial shade; direct sun and full shade are equally detrimental. It does well at normal room temperature but do not let the temperature fall below 12°C (54° F) in winter. Propagate by planting spores or by dividing the rhizomes. Pieces as small as 2 cm soon produce young shoots at a temperature of about 20° C (68° F).

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