Emerald Vase Fern

Nephrolepis exaltata 'Emerald Vase'

Bright green, finely textured, feather-like fronds form an elegant silhouette perfect for the porch or patio in hanging baskets, or for use as an understory planting in woodland areas with dappled shade. The lush, narrow foliage is an exquisite addition to floral arrangements. Well-suited for terrarium plantings and containers. A frost-tender evergreen.
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Full shade, Partial shade

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

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Botanical Pronunciationnef-roh-LEP-iss eks-all-TAY-tuh
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 12 to 15 in. tall and wide; reaches 24 in. wide with age.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage; does not flower.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitMounding, Spreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Hanging Basket
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Azalea (Azalea); Foam Flower (Tiarella); Astilbe (Astilbe); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Provide organically rich, well-drained soil. Thrives in bright shade; requires shelter from direct sunlight. Water regularly to maintain soil that is moist to the touch, but not soggy; foliage will scorch without consistent moisture. Feed moderately but frequently during growing season.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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