The Teddy Junior Fern ( Nephrolepis Exaltata) is the most popular of all ferns used in pots as well as in hanging baskets.
What makes it special:
- Easy to grow.
- Suitable both for pot and anging basket
- Classy plant for interior look.
||Nephrolepis Exaltata Teddy Junior (Green) - Plant
||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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.
||9 inch (23 cm)
||6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||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.
||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
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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:
||Bright to semi-shady. No direct sunlight but it will cope with more light than many other ferns.
||Requires moist, slightly acidic soil.
||Stable room temperature all year round; in winter not below 18 Celsius.
||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