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Jurassic™ Brontosaurus Tongue Fern

Pyrrosia 'MONBRTS'

Growing on rocks under extreme drought conditions, this curiously beautiful evergreen species was collected in Hunan Province by plantsman Dan Hinkley. It is best cultivated on steep embankments in draining soils, on rotting stumps or logs, or as a container plant in partially shaded sites on a terrace. Will make for a splendid specimen over time.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

In containers, water periodically, allowing soil to dry between waterings.


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Botanical Pronunciationpye-RHO-see-ya
Average Size at MaturityReaches 1 ft. tall and wide, spreading wider over time.
Bloom TimePrized for Foliage
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Woodland Garden, Hillside, Dry Shade
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureDense Habit, Waterwise, Multi-Season Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsIn containers, water periodically, allowing soil to dry between waterings.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Columbine (Aquilegia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

Provide well drained, loose soil. Prefers humidity. In the garden, plant on a steep slope. Spreads by rhizomes. When potting, do not bury the rhizome too deep, as it can rot. Leaves will turn pale in drought conditions and return to green when watered.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

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