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Dryopteris Erythrosora Compact 23cm Pot


Dryopteris Erythrosora Compact 23cm Pot
Common Name: Copper Shield Fern

Dryopteris erythrosora, commonly known as Autumn Fern or Japanese Shield Fern, is a species of fern native to East Asia, including Japan, China, and Korea. It is a popular ornamental fern known for its vibrant and ever-changing foliage colours throughout the seasons.

Appearance: Autumn Fern has fronds that can reach a height of about 60 to 90cm and a spread of 1 30 to 60cm. The fronds are lance-shaped and composed of multiple leaflets. The young fronds emerge in spring with a striking coppery or bronze colour, which gradually matures to deep green as they age. In autumn, the fronds take on a bronze or reddish coloration, hence the name “Autumn Fern.”

Growth habit: This fern forms a clumping habit with its rhizomes, creating a dense and attractive foliage display. It is a deciduous fern, meaning that the fronds will die back in winter and new growth will emerge in spring.

Light and temperature: Autumn Fern thrives in partial shade to full shade conditions. It prefers a protected location with indirect light. It can tolerate a range of temperatures but generally prefers cool to moderate climates.

Watering and humidity: The fern prefers consistently moist soil. It should be watered regularly to keep the soil evenly moist, especially during dry periods. However, it is important to avoid waterlogged conditions. It can tolerate average indoor humidity levels but appreciates higher humidity levels.

Soil and fertilisation: Plant Autumn Fern in well-draining, humus-rich soil. It can adapt to various soil types but prefers a slightly acidic to neutral pH. Adding organic matter, such as compost or peat moss, to the planting area can help improve the soil’s moisture retention. Fertilise in spring with a balanced slow-release fertiliser.

Care tips: Remove any dead or damaged fronds regularly to maintain the fern’s appearance. Mulching around the base of the plant can help retain moisture and regulate soil temperature. Autumn Fern is generally low-maintenance once established. It can benefit from dividing clumps every few years to control its size and rejuvenate growth.

Autumn Fern is a beautiful and versatile fern that adds texture and colour to shaded areas in gardens or as a container plant. Its changing foliage colours make it particularly appealing during the spring and autumn seasons. With proper care and suitable growing conditions, this fern can thrive and bring a touch of elegance to your outdoor or indoor space.


Dryopteris Erythrosora Compact 23cm Pot

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