Phlebodium aureum

golden polypody fern


Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: fern
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2 ft    Width: 2 ft
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Typically epiphytic (on trees). Interesting grown in the boots (old leaf bases) of cabbage palm. Can also be grown in soil or on rock as part of a shade or fern garden.
Availability: FNPS plant sales, Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Epiphytic (growing on trees)
Soil pH Range: NA


Native Habitats: Hammocks. Epiphytic on cabbage palm.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

This is a native that makes Florida look tropical.