How to grow Blechnum occidentale

Blechnum occidentale grow and care – herbaceous fern of the genus Blechnum also known as Hard fern, Blechnum occidentale perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Blechnum occidentale leaves

Leaves color green and can green with red or yellow under the leaf the is like red burning mark, grow in pinnate fronds structure, leaves grow as rosette structure.

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How to grow Blechnum occidentale growing and care:

High humidity, moist soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
20-50 cm, 8-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Scientific name:

Blechnum occidentale

How to grow Blechnum occidentale

Blechnum occidentale plant

Blechnum occidentale


  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Red leaves
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Fern
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13