How to grow Dryopteris filix mas

Dryopteris filix mas growing fern leaf plant of the genus Dryopteris also known as Male fern, Dryopteris filix mas perennial evergreen or cold deciduous used as ornamental plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean, subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 2-10.

Dryopteris filix mas leaves

Leaves color green in bi-pinnate (in fern) shape.

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Requirements for Dryopteris filix mas growing and care:

Cold winter, humidity

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Old leaves

Size of the plant?
1-1.7 m, 40-68 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

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

Scientific name:

Dryopteris filix mas


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