Let's grow the The Polystichum setiferum outdoors; they can bear very harsh minimum temperatures, even when many degrees below zero. We suggest locating the vases in a pretty bright place, although avoiding direct sunlight, which could damage the foliage.Locate this plant in a partially shaded place, where it is exposed to solar rays during the coolest hours of the day.
Care 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.
Feed 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.
Irrigation Polystichum setiferum
Water when the ground is dry; in case of prolonged droughts water very often, otherwise every 1-2 weeks can be enough using 2-3 glasses of water ; avoid water stagnations and excessive watering. It is advisable to water the plants avoiding to leave water in the saucer, because stagnant water often develops fungal diseases.
Adversity 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.
Substrate Polystichum setiferum
Cultivate in a good soil of an average mix, which slightly withholds humidity.
Cultivate 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.