• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - maintain constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing to 15 ft. tall and 12 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:dik-SO-ni-a ant-ARK-tik-a
    Plant type:Fern
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing to 15 ft. tall and 12 ft. wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Prized for foliage.
    Garden styleTropical
    Design IdeasPerfect Fern for bringing down high walls in enclosed gardens, atriums and walled courtyards. Place against a vertical surface to encourage bending or let it stand alone as a centerpiece. Most attractive when grouped into a Fern dell, which is refreshing in hot climates. Keep away from hot or persistent winds.
    Companion PlantsFern (Polystichum); Sweet Flag (Acorus); Flowering Maple (Abutilon); Elephant Ear (Colocasia); Fatsia (Fatsia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates periodic dry spells, once established. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep the root zone cool and conserve moisture. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly - maintain constantly moist soil.