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Nephrolepis obliterata - Kimberly Queen Fern



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    An absolutely massive upright fern! They're bursting out of their pots!


    Nephrolepis obliterata                      

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    Common Names: Kimberly Queen, Sword Fern

    Family: Oleandraceae

    Origin: Tropical Americas, Australia

    Growth: Clumping

    Light: Low

    Foot Candles: 50 - 100

    Water: Keep evenly moist

    Humidity: 40% - 75%

    Temperature: 18°C - 28°C

    Soil: Regular potting mix

    Container: Living wall, self-watering planter, desktop

    Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly  

    Propagation: Spore, tissue culture, division

    Interiorscape Use: Living walls, filler for interior beds, low-maintenance plant

    Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

    Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Cold drafts cause brown tips, full-sun can scorch leaves. Chemical pesticides may burn leaves, use soap if needed.

    Comments: Very versatile plant capable of withstanding some neglect. One of the most common houseplants. Will spread under the soil with rhizomes if planted in an interior bed. Rhizomes may also be seen growing out of the drainage holes if left root-bound for long periods of time. 

    Toxicity: Safe.  

    Nephrolepis obliterata - Kimberly Queen Fern
    Nephrolepis obliterata - Kimberly Queen Fern
    Nephrolepis obliterata - Kimberly Queen Fern