Freshen up your home interior with this gorgeous, lush and leafy Blechnum 'Silver Lady' fern.
Refreshing, simply beautiful and air purifying, Blechnum 'Silver Lady' is a real belter of a houseplant! This extra special indoor fern steals the show with spectacular evergreen foliage which provides a lush display of greenery all through the year. Large, strong upright fronds are formed of masses of fascinating wavy-edged leaves in a beautifully relaxing shade of green. Perfect for adding a fresh zing of colour to your home decor, its gutsy, bold looks make a big impact and its natural colouring suits any interior theme. Actually a small tree fern, over the years this sturdy, bushy plant produces a short woody trunk which is also a lovely feature in itself. Happy in a partially shaded position, it's a great choice for rooms with lower light levels or for positions slightly away from the window.
A beautiful, resilient fern which is easy to care for and helps to purify the air in your home.
Plant Type: Houseplant
Hardiness: H1 Very tender. Indoor plant suitable for home or conservatory.
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): 80cm x 60cm (Mature age: 5 Years)
Foliage Colour: Green
Aromatic Foliage: No
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Soil Type: Acid, Alkaline, Loam, Sandy
Soil Drainage: Moist but Well Drained
Light Exposure: Part Shade
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Blechnum 'Silver Lady' does best in a partially shaded spot out of direct sunlight. They can be positioned on north or east-facing windowsills when small, but are best positioned slightly away from the window in west or south-facing rooms. When they're happy, they produce plenty of new fronds during spring and summer. As they grow over the years they will need repotting occasionally into a slightly larger pot each time, using multipurpose or houseplant compost.
Water them regularly - poke your finger into the compost and if it feels dry give it some water, allowing the water to drain out of the bottom of the pot. During winter, it will need less watering than when in growth during the spring and summer months. Mist the leaves regularly, especially in rooms where humidity is low.
For best results, feed regularly using a houseplant fertiliser between April and September. Before feeding, ensure the compost is already slightly moist with water otherwise that feed could burn the roots.
The only pruning required is the occasional removal of dead leaves, which should be snipped off at the base with a sharp pair of scissors or secateurs.