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|1||Nephrolepis Exaltata Teddy Junior (Green) - Plant|
|2||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
About Nephrolepis Exaltata Teddy Junior
The Teddy Junior Fern ( Nephrolepis Exaltata) is the most popular of all ferns grown indoors and has been found to be one of the easiest to care for and maintain. They have a graceful, arching habit, and various cultivars are available.
The leafy branch of the fern is usually called a frond. The small leaflets that make up the whole frond are called pinnae. If you look underneath a fern frond, you will often see small clumps, spots or patches that look like they are stuck onto the undersurface of the pinnae. These patches are where you find the spores.The pinnate vein pattern is also visible on these highly compound leaves. The round sori (clusters of spore-bearing organs) are in two rows near the margins on the underside of the pinnae. The fronds grow upright at first, then arch gracefully downwards. They grow in lovely arching rosette shaped and spread by runners.
|Plant Height||9 inch (23 cm)|
|Plant Spread ||6 inch (15 cm)|
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Nephrolepis Exaltata Teddy Junior (Green), Teddy Junior, Sword Fern,Boston Fern,Aurea,Golden Boston,golden yellow fronds,Hillii,Rooseveltii,Fluffy Ruffles,Smithii,Verona'--dense,Whitmannii.|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||2 ft. to 7 ft.|
|Bloom Time ||Annual|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow |
Planting and care
Keep the plant in indirect bright sunlight or partial sunlight area.The ferns survives in the outer as well as in the indoor condition, just protect from the harsh sunlight. Soil:Use nutrient rich, well drained, well aereted, and porous potting mix. Watering:Water a plant when the topsoil in pot (5 to 8 cm) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season. Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10 am. Application of Fertilizer:Apply fertilize a plant mostly in the spring and early monsoon season. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots to the plant can easily uptake the nutrients and moisture. Re-potting:When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer. Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days then move the plant to its required light condition. For re-potting procedure click here
Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.
Plant Protection:Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts. For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.
Nephrolepis Exaltata Teddy Junior care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location: Allow your plants to settle to your location first after receiving it. Do not overwater them suddenly. Check the moisture in the soil. If it is too dry then apply water gently. Keep the plant in indirect bright light. Gradually move it to more bright location. Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it. Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
|Sunlight ||Bright to semi-shady. No direct sunlight but it will cope with more light than many other ferns.|
|Soil ||Requires moist, slightly acidic soil.|
|Temperature ||Stable room temperature all year round; in winter not below 18 Celsius.|
|Fertilizer ||Apply organic fertilizers|
Nephrolepis Exaltata Teddy Junior special feature
These ferns are suitable for many pot sizes and have for many years in Europe proven themselves as a very stable variety. These species can also be grown under more difficult circumstances.
Nephrolepis Exaltata Teddy Junior uses
- Nephrolepis exaltata is a very popular house plant, often grown in hanging baskets
Frequently Asked Questions
When to plant fern bulbs?
You can plant fern bulbs in the spring and summer season for better result.
Do fern plants need sunlight?
Ferns need indirect natural/artificial bright light. In case of direct sunlight the leaves may get burnt.
Can fern plants be outside?
Yes, you can plant fern outside in your garden at shady location where indirect natural/artificial bright light is available.
Will ferns grow in full shade?
Yes, ferns can grow in full shade, wherever indirect natural/artificial bright light are available.
Are fern plants poisonous?
No, all ferns are not poisonous but spore of some ferns plants are poisonous if they are ingested.
Will ferns grow in sandy soil?
Yes, they can grow in sandy soil. Make sure the growing medium is not dried out for long time.
What does a fern plant look like?
It depends on the species of ferns plants but most of the ferns have some similar character like the leaves of ferns are called fronds and they all have different sizes, shapes and textures. There are the tiny, soft fronds of maidenhair ferns, the fronds of many ferns begin as small, curled balls as they grow, they change shape and start to look like the neck of a violin. All ferns have spores that look like small dots on the undersides of the fronds.
How to plant fern bulbs?
You can easily plant fern bulbs Firstly loosen the soil to a depth of 10-15 cm, dig a small hole deep enough for the bulb size and position the bulbs inside it. Cover the bulb with soil and water well and keep under shade area.
Do fern plants need a lot of water?
No ferns doesn't need lot of water like other plants Just apply water in alternate day and keep the soil moist. Do not let the soil dry out for long time.
Can fern grow indoors?
Yes, you can grow Fern indoors wherever indirect natural/artificial bright light is available. Also Ferns require more humidity.
How to revive the fern plant?
Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants, and water it when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment. Avoid it from harsh sunlight and keep it in shade location. Apply any balanced organic fertilizer and apply water immediately after fertilizer application.
When to repot the fern plant?
You can repot your fern plants if you seen these signs, If the plants overgrown in the current pot. If roots are growing through the drainage hole at the bottom of the planter. If roots are pushing the plant up, out of the planter. If plant is growing slower than normal (different than dormant). If plant is extremely top heavy, and falls over easily.
How to grow fern plants?
You can grow your fern plants very easily,
Select the container in which you want to grow it and then fill it with garden mix and then plant your fern in container and water it immediately. Keep it in indirect natural/artificial bright light. Apply any balanced organic fertilizer once a month. Do not over water.
Can fern plants survive winter?
Yes, fern plants survive in winter, in case of severe winter kept them at warm location with a mulch covering near the root zone in order to keep it warm.
What are fern plants good for?
Ferns are recommended as low maintenance houseplants.
They are good as mass of lush green foliage, some ferns are best known for air purifying houseplants. This evergreen plant not only helps to rid the home of harmful toxins it improves humidity by helping to restore moisture to the air naturally too.
When to plant fern?
It is always better to plant fern in the month of February to June.
How to propagate fern plant?
You can propagate ferns from different methods like, from spores, from bulbs, by splitting near root-ball etc.
Can fern grow in water?
Fern can grow in water, if they are trained to grow it from its initial stage, better to pour some water on top of the pebbles, as the water evaporates, the humidity will help the fern to grow.
Where to plant fern?
You can plant your fern in any shady location where indirect natural/artificial bright are available.
Why is my fern plant leaves turning brown?
The browning of fern leaf is mainly due to over-watering, under watering and exposure to dry air.
Where do fern plants grow?
Ferns plants grow in different places like moist places, shady forests, crevices in rock faces, particularly when sheltered from the full sun, acid wetlands including bogs and swamps etc. In House grow them to decorate living room corners etc.
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