Production Location: Florida
Tray Size: 50 plants
Common Name: Japanese painted fern
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
Mature Height: 24 inches
Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining commercial media
Growing Temperature: 60-70 F (days) 50-60 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.8-6.2
Soil EC: 1-1.5
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 8 - 10 weeks
Growing Info: Apply fungicide drench at transplant.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at very low levels of 50-75 ppm N
Moisture Level: Grow plants evenly moist.
Watch for Pest and Disease: Aphids, whiteflies, botrytis, leaf spots
Vernalization Requirements: Not required.
Supplemental Lighting: None required.
Growth Regulators: Generally, not needed.
Day Length: Grown for foliage.
Other: Grow under at least 50% shade.