Slightly more compact than classic Boston ferns, this golden-leaved selection features striking chartreuse fronds that prefer shade but will tolerate intermittent sun. It shimmers from a distance and blends beautifully with impatiens, begonias, and caladiums in mixed containers. Introduced in 2006.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsGolden fronds; compact form; great in containers.
CareIn the garden, grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained, humusy soil in partial shade. If grown as a house plant, grow in bright filtered light in a humid area with good ventilation. Water sparingly in winter.
PropagationSow spores at 70°F or separate rooted runners in late winter or early spring.
ProblemsAerial blight, leaf spots, root rots, spider mites, scale insects, and mealybugs may occur.
- Genus : Nephrolepis
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Uses : Containers
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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