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The Athyrium niponicum 'Burgundy Lace', better known as the Japanese rainbow fern, is a striking and decorative fern that immediately catches the eye with its unique leaf colors. Native to East Asia, this graceful fern adds a touch of sophistication and color to shady gardens and indoor spaces. The Japanese rainbow fern is ideal for gardeners looking for something special.

Characteristics
Leaves: The leaves of the 'Burgundy Lace' are exceptionally decorative, with a mix of silver gray, green, and deep burgundy red tones. The fern has finely divided, pinnate leaves that vary in color depending on the season and the amount of light.
Growth Form: This fern grows in a neat, clump-like shape, reaching a height of approximately 30-45 cm, with a similar width.
Growing environment: The Japanese rainbow fern does best in partial shade to shady environments. It is perfect for shady borders, rock gardens, and as underplanting.

Care
Soil: This fern prefers moist, well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. A slightly acidic to neutral pH is best.
Watering: Make sure the soil remains moist, especially during dry periods. It is important to prevent the soil from drying out.
Feeding: Fertilize the fern in the spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to promote healthy growth.
Winter hardiness: The 'Burgundy Lace' is hardy to approximately -28°C, making it suitable for a wide range of climates.

Usage
Garden: The Athyrium niponicum 'Burgundy Lace' is ideal for adding color and texture to shady areas of the garden. It combines well with other shade-loving plants such as hostas, heucheras, and other ferns.
Indoors: As a houseplant, the Japanese rainbow fern brings a unique color accent to indoor spaces. It does well in indirect light and thrives in humid climates, making it ideal for bathrooms or other damp areas.

Advantages
Decorative: With its unique blend of colors and elegant leaf shape, the 'Burgundy Lace' adds a touch of sophistication and beauty to any space.
Low Maintenance: This fern is relatively easy to maintain and requires no special care as long as its basic needs are met.
Air purifying: The Japanese rainbow fern helps purify the air by absorbing harmful substances and releasing oxygen, which contributes to a healthier indoor climate.

The Athyrium niponicum 'Burgundy Lace' is an excellent choice for both garden enthusiasts and houseplant enthusiasts who are looking for a striking and unique plant. With its colorful and elegant appearance, this Japanese rainbow fern immediately brings life and beauty to any environment.

Athyrium niponicum 'Burgundy Lace' (Japanese rainbow fern)

€5.75Price
  • 14 cm

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