Production Location: Florida
Tray Size: 50 plants
Common Name: Ostrich fern
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
Mature Height: 72 inches
Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining commercial media
Growing Temperature: 70-80 F (days) 55-65 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.8-6.2
Soil EC: 1.8-2.2
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 8 - 10 weeks
Growing Info: Pinching not required.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at medium levels of 150 - 200 ppm N
Moisture Level: Allow plants to dry between ample waterings.
Watch for Pest and Disease: Aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, Miscanthus blight
Vernalization Requirements: Not required.
Supplemental Lighting: Plants require 12+ hours photoperiod.
Growth Regulators: Generally, not needed.
Day Length: Long Day
Other: Plants will not establish root growth under cool temperatures and short days.