Dryopteris filixmas - Plant

The semi-evergreen leaves have an upright habit and reach a maximum length of 150 cm (59 in), with a single crown on each rootstock. The bipinnate leaves consist of 20to35 pinnae on each side of the rachis. The leaves taper at both ends, with the basal pinnae about half the length of the middle pinnae. The pinules are rather blunt and equally lobed all around. The stalks are covered with orange-brown scales.


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About Dryopteris filixmas

Dryopteris filix-mas is a common fern of the temperate Northern Hemisphere, native to much of Europe, Asia, and North America. It favours damp shaded areas in the understory of woodlands, but also shady places on hedge-banks, rocks, and screes.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Male fern
Maximum Reachable Height 2 to 3 feet
Bloom Time Non-flowering
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

Dryopteris filixmas care

Propergate by division or rooting plantlets at the tips of runners or from spores Keep in mind when planting that Common Male Fern is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Dryopteris filixmas special feature

Excellent fern for woodland or shade gardens. Good specimen.

Dryopteris filixmas uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Natutal medicine can heal your body and mind

Culinary Use:

  • Numerous cultivars have been selected for garden use

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Dryopteris filixmas ?

Dryopteris filixmas is commonly known as Male fern

How tall do Dryopteris filixmas grow?

On average Dryopteris filixmas grows 2 to 3 feet

When Dryopteris filixmas blooms?

With enough light, Dryopteris filixmas may produce flowers in Non-flowering

How hard is Dryopteris filixmas to grow?

A Dryopteris filixmas is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Dryopteris filixmas need?

A Dryopteris filixmas prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade

How much water does a Dryopteris filixmas need?

A Dryopteris filixmas prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a Dryopteris filixmas need?

A Dryopteris filixmas prefers Well-drained soil

How often should I fertilize my Dryopteris filixmas ?

To encourage Dryopteris filixmas growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


Friday, 11 October 2019

Excellent service and good product. Well packed and well delivered. Though few leaves were fallen but plant was almost ok.


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