The lace fern is a beautiful fern with soft arching green fronds. It does well in pots or planted in the garden, and is a lot tougher than its delicate appearance.
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Medium filtered light is best, next to a window with a thin blind, or a few metres away from an east/north facing window. In nature, ferns are usually found in cool river valleys growing along the forest floors. They get dappled sunlight that filters through the trees. Too much sun will lead to scorching of the leaves, but a dark spot will quickly leave them limp and lifeless.
Water regularly to keep moist. In winter let the top layer of soil dry out slightly & reduce watering. Keep the atmosphere humid with a spritzer, humidifier, or place plant by the kitchen or bathroom sink. Read our humidity tips here
Fertilise every 1-2 months in summer with a balanced organic fertiliser. All that watering will flush out much-needed nutrients. Reduce feeding in winter.
Re-pot every 1 - 2 years in spring using a good potting mix with added peat moss for water retention. If growing in the garden, your fern will develop a trunk over time resembling a small tree fern.
You can also increase humidity by placing the pot on a tray of pebbles with water. The water should reach just below the tops of the pebbles so the pot isn't sitting in the water. Avoid cool temperatures below 5C - this plant is vulnerable to frost and should be covered in winter if outdoors.
This delicate looking yet sturdy fern grows from rhizomes, which form spreading clumps. It can reach 60 - 90cm tall.
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