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Selaginella kraussiana (Kraus's spikemoss)

Other names: Mat spike moss, Spreading clubmoss, Trailing spike moss, Club moss, Frosy fern

S. kraussiana is a tender, mat-forming, evergreen perennial with trailing stems bearing finely-divided, bright green leaves.
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Ultimate spread 0.3m
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Ultimate height 0.03m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Jacaranda mimosifolia (Green ebony tree)

Other names: Jacaranda acutifolia, Jacaranda ovalifolia, Jacaranda ovatifolia, Blue jacaranda, Fern tree

J. mimosifolia is a tender, spreading, deciduous tree bearing broad, pinnate leaves with small, narrowly elliptic, softly-hairy, bright green leaflets. Pyramidal panicles of white-throated, purple-blue flowers bloom on leafless branches or with emerging leaves in spring to early summer, followed by woody, disc-shaped, brown seed pods.
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Ultimate spread 10m
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Ultimate height 15m
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Time to ultimate size 10-20 years
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Rumohra adiantiformis (Leather fern)

Other names: Leatherleaf fern, Iron fern

R. adiantiformis is a tender, variable, clump-forming, evergreen, terrestrial or epiphytic fern with triangular or ovate, bi- to tri-pinnate, leathery, dark green fronds divided into oblong or diamond-shaped segments (pinnae).
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Ultimate spread 1m
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Ultimate height 1.5m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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Afrocarpus gracilior (African fern pine)

Other names: Podocarpus gracilior, East African yellowwood, Weeping podocarpus, Fern podocarpus, Decussocarpus gracilior, Nageia falcata var. gracilior

A. gracilior is a rounded, evergreen, coniferous tree with pendent branch tips, spirally-arranged, leathery, broadly linear, dark green leaves and insignificant, yellow flowers in spring followed by small, cylindrical, pale brown cones on male trees and, on female trees, seed cones enclosed in a fleshy, ovoid, powdery blue coating that matures yellow-orange.
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Ultimate spread 12m
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Ultimate height 25m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 20-50 years
to maturity
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Rhapis excelsa (Bamboo palm)

Other names: Lady palm, Miniature fan palm, Fern rhapis, Ground rattan cane, Japanese peace palm, Slender lady palm, Chamaerops excelsa , Rhapis flabelliformis

R. excelsa is a small, clump-forming, evergreen palm with slender, erect, cane-like stems bearing long-stalked, deeply-lobed, dark green leaves and panicles of tiny, bowl-shaped, cream flowers in summer.
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Ultimate spread 4m
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Ultimate height 4m
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Time to ultimate size 10-20 years
to maturity
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Azolla filiculoides (Water fern)

Other names: Fairy moss, Azolla caroliniana

A. filiculoides is a tender floating aquatic plant. It has small, fern-like foliage that is red or purple in sun or green to blue-green in shade.
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Ultimate spread 0m
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Ultimate height 0.01m
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Time to ultimate size 1-2 years
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Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii' (Plume asparagus)

Other names: Foxtail fern, Asparagus meyeri, Asparagus 'Myers', Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyersii', Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyers'

'Myersii' is a tender, compact, tuberous, evergreen perennial with upright to arching stems bearing smaller, leaf-like, bright green stems. Racemes of insignificant, white flowers in summer are followed by bright red fruit.
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Ultimate spread 0.5m
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Ultimate height 0.5m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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Zamioculcas zamiifolia (Fern arum)

Other names: Aroid palm , Zanzibar gem, ZZ plant, Z-Z plant

Z. zamiifolia is a tender, evergreen perennial, typically grown as an indoor plant, with pinnate, glossy, dark green leaves divided into paired, elliptic to ovate leaflets. Green spathes occasionally appearing at the base of the leaves in summer are followed by white fruit.
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Ultimate spread 0.5m
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Ultimate height 0.9m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
to maturity
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Platycerium bifurcatum (Common staghorn fern)

Other names: Australian elk's horn fern, Elkhorn fern, Antelope ears, Platycerium alcicorne

P. bifurcatum is a variable, evergreen, epiphytic fern with erect or horizontal, rounded, heart-shaped, or kidney shaped, mid-green sterile fronds turning brown with age and forked, densely hairy, grey-green fertile fronds with strap-shaped segments.
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Ultimate spread 0.9m
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Ultimate height 0.9m
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Time to ultimate size 10-20 years
to maturity
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Cyathea cooperi (Australian tree fern)

Other names: Scaly tree fern, Lacy tree fern, Giant scaly tree fern

C. cooperi is a tender, almost trunkless tree fern with large, open airy fronds and numerous pale chaffy scales on the leaf bases.
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Ultimate spread 2.5m
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Ultimate height 2.5m
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Time to ultimate size 20-50 years
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