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Arachnoides simplicior 'Variegata' (Variegated shield fern, Holly fern)

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Plant description

arachnoides simplicior variegata variegated shield fern 2

arachnoides simplicior variegata variagated shield fern 1

Arachnoides simplicior 'Variegata' is a hardy fern with creeping rhizomes, and glossy dark green leaves with a contrasting yellow green midrib colouration. Best in filtered shade, and great for containers and under trees. Protect from hot sun. Can also be grown in full shade. Needs a moist and humus rich soil. Water regularly. Good for subtropical to temperate climates.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: not specified

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres

Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist.

Clay: moist.

Sand: not specified.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Half strength liquid fertiliser in the warm months.

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