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Scientific Name: Pellaea rotundifolia
Pronunciation: pe-LEE-uh ro-tun-dih-FOH-lee-uh
Common Name: button fern
Family Name: Pteridaceae
Plant Type: Fern, Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Fronds, arching, up to 30 cm tall and wide; pinnae about 12 cm wide x 16 mm long with crinkled margin, alternating on brownish-red rachis that has fine scales.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Australia / New Zealand
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Hanging basket, Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google
button fern
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound, Fern-like
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Lustrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Oblong, Orbicular
Apices: Rounded
Margins: Serrate

Inflorescence Type: n/a
Flower Morphology:n/a
Colour (petals): No flowers
Flower Time at Peak:

Fruit Type: Sporangium (spores)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Separate fertile fronds are unlikely to form indoors

Bark or Stem Colour:
Additional Info:no above ground stem
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Medium indoor temperature
Light Level:Low indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Root rot, Scale insects, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant )
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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