East Indian Holly Fern | Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata'
East Indian Holly Ferns have glossy green fronds with a lighter green-gold stripe down their midrib. As these plants age and mature, their fronds and stems stiffen up, becoming semi-rigid. These thicker fronds give the plant greater resistance against drought, making them less finicky about water than most ferns. This fern is said to originate from China and Japan.
(Including Nursery Pot)
4" Nursery Pot: 8" H x 8" W
East Indian Holly Ferns will do best in medium to bright indirect light. Harsh, direct light can be damaging to this ferns fronds, and therefore should be avoided.
Water and Soil
East Indian Holly Ferns like soil which is evenly and lightly moist. Wet or soggy soil can quickly cause issues for this plant, and should be avoided at all costs. Inspect the soil both visually and physically, testing it with your finger before providing more water. Allow the top inch or two of soil to dry between waterings. Well-draining soil is essential. A mix of perlite and peat moss or coco coir will provide a balance of drainage and moisture absorption.
Temperature and Humidity
The East Indian Holly Fern prefers household temperatures of no lower than 65 degrees. This thicker leaved fern is a bit less demanding of humidity than its thinner leaved cousins. However, it will still benefit from added humidity, and would be a great plant for a bathroom or kitchen. You can provide your plant with extra humidity through a humidifier or pebble tray as well.
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