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Dryopteris Affinis Fern

Dryopteris Affinis Fern

£10.99Price

40cm height / 14cm Pot

SKU: fer020
    • Dryopteris affinis, commonly known as the "Golden-scaled Male Fern," is a striking perennial fern species cherished for its elegant fronds and resilient nature. With its gracefully arching foliage and distinctive golden-brown scales on the stalks, this fern adds a touch of sophistication to any garden or landscape.

    • 40cm 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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