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Blechnum Gibbum Large

Blechnum Gibbum Large


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120cm tall, 32cm pot.



    • The Blechnum Silver Lady is a stunning fern renowned for its striking appearance and low-maintenance nature. This evergreen beauty hails from the Blechnum genus and is cherished for its intricate fronds and unique silvery-blue foliage. Whether you're an experienced gardener or a novice plant enthusiast, this fern is a must-have addition to your collection.
    • 120cm Height. 
    • 32cm pot.
    • Blechnum 'Silver Lady' is a popular fern variety that is known for its striking silver-gray fronds. To keep your Blechnum 'Silver Lady' healthy and thriving in the UK, you should follow these care instructions:
    • Light: Place your Blechnum 'Silver Lady' in a location with bright, indirect light. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, especially during the hot summer months, as this can scorch the delicate fronds.

    • Temperature: This fern prefers moderate temperatures. Keep it in an area where the temperature remains between 10°C to 21°C. Protect it from drafts and extreme temperature fluctuations.

    • Humidity: Maintain a high level of humidity around your Blechnum 'Silver Lady'. Ferns thrive in humid conditions. You can increase humidity by misting the plant daily or using a humidity tray with water and pebbles placed near the plant.

    • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water the plant when the top inch of the soil feels slightly dry. Watering needs may vary depending on the humidity levels and the size of the pot, so always check the soil moisture before watering. Use lukewarm or room temperature water to avoid shocking the plant.

    • Potting Mix: Plant your Blechnum 'Silver Lady' in a well-draining potting mix that retains moisture. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and pine bark is suitable.

    • Fertilizing: During the growing season (spring and summer), feed your fern with a balanced, liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength every 4-6 weeks. Reduce or stop fertilizing in the fall and winter when growth slows down.

    • Pruning: Trim away any dead or yellowing fronds to encourage new growth and maintain the plant's appearance.

    • Repotting: Repot your Blechnum 'Silver Lady' every 2-3 years or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a slightly larger pot and refresh the potting mix during repotting.

    • Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common pests like spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. If you notice any infestations, treat the plant promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Ensure good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases.

    • Winter Care: In the UK, the winters can be quite cold. If you're keeping your Blechnum 'Silver Lady' indoors, make sure it's away from drafts and heating vents. You might need to reduce watering slightly in the winter when the plant's growth slows down.

    • Propagation: You can propagate Blechnum 'Silver Lady' through division in the spring or early summer. Gently separate the plant into smaller sections, making sure each section has roots and fronds.

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