How to grow Dryopteris filix mas

Dryopteris filix mas grow and care – 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.

Dryopteris filix mas for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Buy Now in E-bay

How to grow 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 indoor as houseplant?

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

Scientific name:

Dryopteris filix mas

How to grow Dryopteris filix mas

Dryopteris filix mas


  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Fern
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

Buy Now in E-bay