Indian Holly Fern
Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata'
Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
|Botanical Pronunciation||a-rak-nee-OH-dees sim-PLIK-ee-or var-ee-GAY-tuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderately growing; reaches 18 in. tall, gently spreading 18 to 36 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Houseplant, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
|Key Feature||Woodland Garden Plant|
Thrives in organically rich, acidic soils. Avoid harsh sun exposure. Provide shelter in colder northern gardens. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Fertilize periodically through growing season. Remove old faded fronds after new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 9