These plants don't fear the cold weather and therefore can be grown in the garden during any time of year. We suggest locating the vases in a pretty bright place, although avoiding direct sunlight, which could damage the foliage.For a balanced development, it is best to position the The Polystichum setiferum in a partially shady place, where it can enjoy direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day.
Generalities Polystichum setiferum
These plants are ferns. Polystichum setiferum Is an evergreen; during spring, summer, autumn, winter iIt assumes a green colouring; the adult specimens are medium in size and reach 60 cm high. The Polystichum setiferum has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much.
Fertilization Polystichum setiferum
During the spring letís regularly use a fertilizer rich with nitrogen and potassium to favour the development of the new vegetation; fertilization is done by adding fertilizer to the irrigating water, every 15-20 days.
Watering Polystichum setiferum
Water regularly, every The , wetting the ground deeply with 2-3 glasses of water , always waiting for the soil to be dry before watering; avoid leaving stagnant water. It is advisable to water the plants avoiding to leave water in the saucer, because stagnant water often develops fungal diseases.
Treatments Polystichum setiferum
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Soil Polystichum setiferum
Cultivate in a good soil of an average mix, which slightly withholds humidity.
Notes Polystichum setiferum
If desired, we can grow the The Polystichum setiferum in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.