Australian Sword Fern

Nephrolepis obliterata

Lacy green leaflets sway in the wind upon tall and erect fronds. A wind tolerant fern use it in hanging baskets, or pots along the patio.
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Full shade, Partial shade

Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

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Botanical Pronunciationnef-roh-LEP-iss o-BLEH-ter-ah-tah
Average Size at MaturityGrows to 3 ft. tall by 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeDoes not flower
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Foliage ColorLight Green
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseCutting Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureGift Plant, Shade Loving
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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