Nephrolepis – unpretentious and graceful – care

Nephrolepis (Nephrolepis, this. Davallievye) is one of the most popular types of fern grown in indoor culture. In beauty and grace, nephrolepis has no equal among decorative leafy plants. Its elegant luscious greenery will enliven any flower arrangement, nephrolepis looks great even in a single arrangement. The birthplace of nephrolepis is the tropics and subtropics of the Earth. This is one of the most unpretentious fern species.

Nephrolepis. Farmer Karl Gercens


Description of nephrolepis

Nephrolepis is a large fern with a short rhizome. The length of its leaves ranges from 30 cm to 2,5 m, depending on the species and variety. Leaves (fronds) of nephrolepis are pinnate, hanging down. They grow on the tip throughout life, so you need to handle them very carefully.

In addition to the leaves, the fern forms whips (stolons), which, when in contact with the soil, produce layering. Like all ferns, nephrolepis is a sporangian plant. It does not bloom, and on the back of its leaves (they are correctly called fronds) spores develop, with the help of which nephrolepis multiplies.

Popular types of nephrolepis

More often than other types can be found on sale nephrolepis sublime (nephrolepis high). The leaves of sublime nephrolepis are once pinnately-divided. Segments of a compound leaf are oval-elongated, with jagged edges, 5โ€“7 cm long. There are a number of varieties and garden forms of this species, which differ in the degree of segmentation of the segments.

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Nephrolepis cardiovascular (Nephrolepis cordifilia) Is the second most common species, which produces denser, almost vertical, non-drooping leaves. Segments of leaves of nephrolepis cordifolia are more rounded than those of the previous species.

NephrolepisNephrolepis. Farmer namaste76

Home care for nephrolepis

Nephrolepis prefers a bright location without direct sunlight, feels good on northern and northwestern windows, and many of its varieties are resistant to shading. The room with nephrolepis must be regularly ventilated. Temperatures should be fairly low, at 12-22 ยฐ C. Nephrolepis needs regular spraying, especially in hot weather and in rooms with central heating.

Nephrolepis is watered regularly, but the soil is not waterlogged. The water must be free of lime. You should not overfeed the plant, it is enough to apply mineral fertilizer once a month during the period of active growth.

Nephrolepis is transplanted annually in the spring. The substrate is prepared loose, it must pass air well. The optimum soil mixture is made of leafy soil, peat and sand in a ratio of 2: 2: 1. You can add sphagnum or chopped pine bark there.

Nephrolepis is propagated by dividing the bush and layering formed at the ends of the mustache. It is possible, albeit laborious, to reproduce by spores.

NephrolepisNephrolepis. Farmer skoppelo

If the air in the room is too dry, then segments of the leaves of nephrolepis will fall off, only bare rods will remain on the plant, although for old leaves such a fall is natural.

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Too pale leaves indicate damage to the roots as a result of decay or overdrying of the earthen coma.

Of the pests, the greatest danger to nephrolepis is represented by scale insects and mealybugs; infected plants must be treated with an insecticide (karbofos, actellic).

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