How to grow Polystichum setiferum

Polystichum setiferum growing fern of the genus Polystichum also known as Soft shield-fern, Polystichum setiferum perennial evergreen or deciduous plant, used as ornamental plant, can grow in temperate, subtropical climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 6-9

Polystichum setiferum leaves

Leaves color green in pinnate shape and when the leaves young in F-clef.

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Requirements for Polystichum setiferum growing and care:

Humidity, well-drained soil

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

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

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

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow 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 as houseplant?

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

Scientific name:

Polystichum setiferum


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