• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches 15 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Stunning Tropical Specimen
    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; reaches 15 ft. tall, 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 ((Matteuccia); Sweet Flag (Acorus); Flowering Maple (Abutilon); Elephant Ear (Colocasia); Fatsia (Fatsia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in humus-rich, well-drained soil with warm, humid shade or dappled shade. Apply mulch to keep the root zone cool and conserve moisture. Water regularly during first few growing seasons to establish root system; once established, tolerates periodic dry spells but prefers evenly moist soils. Feed lightly, periodically throughout the year.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.