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Nephrolepsis cordifolia (Kupukupu)

TropPlant Accession Number (TPAN) : 0127 Botanical Name:   Nephrolepsis cordifolia Common Name:   Kupukupu, Narrow Sword Fern, Fishbone Fern Cultivar : N/A Family:   Nephrolepidaceae Nephrolepsis cordifolia Photo by Matthew Gaston Native To:   Considered Pantropical; Indigenous to the  Hawaiian Islands, Asia, and Northern Australia. Landscaping Information Plant Type : Fern, Tuberous Texture: Dense, Coarse Form:   Upright-Narrow Height (on average, in landscape use):  1'-2' Spread: Stolons grow from the tuber giving rise to new plants.  Growth Rate:  Medium  Landscape Values: Background, Border, Edging, Filler, Foundation, Framing, Groundcover, Indoor, Lanai, Mass, Patio, Erosion Control Outstanding Quality: Form/Silhouette, Foliage Characters Nephrolepsis cordifolia Photo by Matthew Gaston Botanical Descriptions Foliage Color:  Young/immature: Light Green Mature: Bright Medium Green to Dark Green Leaflet