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View of entire polypodium formosanum Caterpillar Fern.
Single polypodium formosanum grub Fern frond.
Close up of the "caterpillar" like rhizome of polypodium formosanum.

Polypodium formosanus – Caterpillar / Grub Fern

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Polypodium formosanus – Caterpillar / Grub Fern

Polypodium formosanus, commonly known as the Caterpillar Fern, has a creeping rhizome that resembles a caterpillar or grub! The soft compound leaves of the Caterpillar Fern will vary in color from light green to dark green depending on the light level. One unique aspect of the Caterpillar fern is the scent that it’s leaves produce. The aroma make you feel like you are wandering through the forest.

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* We cannot offer any guarantees for organisms shipped without a heat pack during the winter / cold months. Please note that we are located in Ohio and will need to added a heat pack to any order being shipped during the late Fall, winter and, and early spring seasons.

* Any order containing live organisms that does not have a 72 hour heat pack added to order will be contacted before shipping to have a heat pack added to the order; at an additional charge before shipping.