Psilotum nudum

whisk fern


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

Plant Specifics

Form: fern
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 1.5 ft    Width: to 1.5 ft
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Typically grown as a curiosity in a shade garden or as an epiphyte. Sometimes grown as a container plant.
Propagation: Spores.
Availability: Specialty providers, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock, epiphytic (growing on trees)


Native Habitats: Variable, mesic to dry hammocks.

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 primitive plant that produces spores.