The Asplenium Parvati has very distinctive, thick, dark green fronds, which are quite different from any others. The leaves are hardy and shiny giving the plant an extremely robust nature, making it very forgiving of periods of drought, dry air conditions and temperature fluctuations.
This Asplenium hybrid was created by Chris Goudey of Austral Ferns in Victoria, Australia. It’s technical Latin name is Asplenium dimorphum x difforme (x Parvati) and it is also sometimes known as Asplenium ‘Austral Gem’.
Spotted something spotty? Don’t panic, the brown Spots on the underside of its leaves are spores, and naturally occur when the plant reproduces.
Shade-seeker! Direct sunlight will scorch the leaves and dark corners will stunt growth. Filtered light is right, so try putting near a north or east-facing window.
Remove excess dust with a damp cloth, however take care to avoid tender new fronds. Avoid using leaf shine as the fronds are sensitive to chemicals.
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