Living Lace™ Nicholas Diamond Hybrid Footed Fern Phlebosia hybrid
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Low - No direct sun, not near a window. Medium - Medium bright indirect light in the AM or PM, typically from an east or west window. High - Bright direct or indirect light for much of the day, typically from a south window.
This rare fern is the only member of the genus Phlebosia to date, a result of crossing Pyrrosia and Phlebodium. Its broad, undulating fronds with deeply cut lobes have downward arching crests, resulting in a full, wavy mass of beautiful foliage. Like both parent species, it is a footed fern that spreads at a moderate to fairly vigorous rate by fuzzy, creeping rhizomes from which new fronds arise. Nicholas Diamond can be grown in hanging baskets or as an epiphyte (a plant that attaches itself to a tree for support).Adaptable As HouseplantFoliage InterestHarmful To:Pets
CharacteristicsPlant Type:HouseplantHeight Category:MediumHeight:10 - 20 InchesFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark greenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:LowLight Requirement:MediumMaintenance Category:ModerateWater Category:AverageHumidity Preference:MediumHumidity Preference:HighContainer Soil Type:Indoor Potting MixNeeds Good DrainageUses:DesktopsUses:Epiphyte (a plant that attaches itself to another plant for support)Uses:Humid SpacesUses:Low Light SpacesUses Notes:
Not for human or animal consumption.Maintenance Notes:
- For optimal performance, keep at 60-85°F (15-29°C).
- Prefers higher humidity to prevent leaf edges from browning.
- Feed once per month at half strength when plant is actively growing.
- Protect furniture when watering.
- Never allow potting mix to dry out completely. This can rapidly cause many brown leaf edges. Water as soon as the surface of the potting mix feels mostly dry.
- Use a well-drained potting mix. Adding some perlite will be beneficial and improve drainage.
- This fern thrives in bright, indirect light and may struggle in deep shade. Because of its Pyrrosia parentage, it is thought that it may be somewhat cold tolerant, but its hardiness has not yet been proven. It can also handle drier conditions and variable humidity better than some ferns.
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