How to grow Nephrolepis exaltata

Nephrolepis exaltata grow and care – fern leaf plant of the genus Nephrolepis also known as Fishbone fern, Nephrolepis exaltata perennial evergreen or cold deciduous used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, subtropics, temperate climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 9+

Nephrolepis exaltata leaves

Leaves color green in pinnate shape the leaves deeply shredded.

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How to grow Nephrolepis exaltata growing and care:

High humidity, light 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:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
30-90 cm, 12-36 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

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

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Scientific name:

Nephrolepis exaltata


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