Silver Leaf Fern Plant

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The silver leaf fern, also known as the slender brake fern, is a slow-growing plant recognised by its green fronds with white undersides. It can measure up to 3 feet wide and 3 feet tall when fully grown.

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Growing Conditions

As is common with most ferns, the silver leaf fern thrives best in high humidity and light to full shade.

Soil

Silver leaf fern plants grow well in consistently moist soil; however, over-watering can cause the plant to rot. Low alkaline soil is recommended for optimum growth.

Propagating

Propagating is the process of breeding specimens of a plant by natural processes from the parent stock. Silver leaf fern plants can be propagated by dividing and replanting root and plant clumps.

Diseases and Pests

Some of the most common diseases and pests that affect silver leaf ferns include leaf scotch, generally caused by dry and windy weather; mealy bugs; and scale.

Fun Fact

The silver leaf fern image is considered representative of New Zealand and New Zealanders, and is frequently used as a symbol of the country's sporting events. The fern's image can be found on everything from army badges to old one-cent coins.

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