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Dryopteris Affinis 'Cristata the King' Fern

Dryopteris Affinis 'Cristata the King' Fern

£10.99Price

45cm - 50cm height / 14cm Pot

SKU: fer021
    • Introducing the majestic Dryopteris affinis Cristata, also known as "The King" in the world of ferns. With its regal presence and striking appearance, this fern commands attention in any garden or landscape. Standing tall and proud, The King boasts vibrant, deep green fronds that cascade elegantly outward, creating a lush and luxurious display. Each frond is adorned with delicate crests, or "cristatas," adding a touch of royalty to its already impressive stature.

    • 45-50cm in height. 
    • 14cm pot.
    • Dryopteris affinis, commonly known as the scaly male fern, is a beautiful fern species often grown for its attractive fronds and easy care requirements. Here are some general care instructions:

    • Light: Dryopteris affinis prefers indirect or filtered light. Avoid direct sunlight, especially during the hottest parts of the day, as it can scorch the leaves.

    • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Ensure good drainage to prevent root rot.

    • Humidity: This fern appreciates high humidity levels. You can increase humidity by misting the fronds regularly or placing a humidifier nearby. Alternatively, you can create a humidity tray by filling a shallow tray with pebbles and water, then placing the plant pot on top.

    • Temperature: Dryopteris affinis prefers temperatures between 15°C to 24°C. Avoid placing it in areas with drafts or extreme temperature fluctuations.

    • Potting: Repot the fern every couple of years or when it outgrows its current container. Choose a pot that is slightly larger than the current one and use fresh potting mix.

    • Winter Care: During the winter months, reduce watering slightly and avoid fertilizing. Keep the plant away from heaters and cold drafts.

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