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Macho Fern (Nephrolepis) Plant in 10 in. (3 Gal.) Grower Pot

Macho Fern (Nephrolepis) Plant in 10 in. (3 Gal.) Grower Pot

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1 of the most popular tropical houseplants, this boldly large fern has bright green fronds that can easily grow up to 3-4 ft. . long, dwarfing other common fern varieties. The broad fronds have gently toothed leaves atop very thin, reddish haired stems, and the fronds spring out from the main core of the plant to offer a bold, jazzy look. Native to Florida, the Macho fern grows well both indoors and outdoors where the plant is commonly found in large outdoor pots on the dappled shade patio. Thrives in warm, shady areas with high humidity and regular rainfall. Requires consistently moist yet well draining soil that is organically rich and slightly acidic, it will not grow in heavy nor waterlogged soil. Grow outdoors year round only in USDA Zones 9-11, in all other Zones, it is best to grow as an indoor houseplant. Protect from direct sunlight as the hot sunrays can burn the foliage. Considered a USA threatened species because of the rapid loss of its natural habitat. As a houseplant, the Macho fern is an excellent choice to purify the air, by removing pollutants and toxic chemicals.

  • Botanical Name:  Nephrolepis biserrate
  • No fuss plant with massive burly foliage that is easy to maintain
  • Thrives in the shade of an outdoor patio or in the high humidity of a bathroom
  • Commonly found growing natively near ponds, wetlands and swamp edges
  • Thrives in bright indirect light, must be protected from any direct sunlight
  • Excellent clean air plant that eliminates harmful chemicals from the air
  • Ideal growing temperature is between 50-80°
  • Not a drought tolerant plant, requires regular watering
  • Generally pest and disease free
  • Ships in a 10 in. tall and wide black nursery pot and the plant itself is on average approximately 16 in. tall
  • Outdoor hardy only in USDA plant zones 9 to 11, it is not recommended to grow this plant outdoors year round in cooler climates, ideal home or garden temperature is between 65°F to 80°F with 40% to 80% air humidity, this tropical plant is not frost tolerant and cannot survive in temperatures below 60°F
  • To accommodate mature size or when planting in groups, space 3 ft. away from other plants or structures
  • Thrives in most nutrient-rich, consistently moist but not boggy, slightly acidic, well draining soils
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