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Blechnum chilense, better known as the Chilean hard fern, is an impressive fern native to South America. This fern is prized for its robust fronds and its ability to thrive both indoors and outdoors in the right conditions. With its lush, evergreen leaves, the Chilean hard fern is a beautiful addition to any garden or interior.

Characteristics
- Leaves: This fern has large, leathery leaves that have a deep green color. The leaves can grow up to 1 meter long and have a strikingly symmetrical, pinnate structure.
- Growth habit: Blechnum chilense forms a compact, upright growth habit and can reach a height of approximately 1.5 meters.
- Growing environment: This fern thrives best in shady to semi-shaded areas. It is ideal for wooded gardens, shady borders, or as an underplanting under trees.
- Winter hardiness: The Chilean hard fern is fairly winter hardy and can tolerate temperatures down to about -10°C, provided it is well protected from cold winds.

Care
- Soil: This fern prefers moist, well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. A slightly acidic to neutral pH value is ideal.
- Watering: Ensure that the soil remains consistently moist, especially during dry periods. Excessive drought can lead to brown leaf edges.
- Nutrition: Fertilize the fern during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to promote healthy growth.
- Repotting: As a houseplant, the fern should be repotted every few years to prevent it from becoming root-bound.

Usage
- Garden: Blechnum chilense is perfect for creating a lush, tropical look in shady areas of the garden. It can be combined well with other shade-loving plants such as hostas and ferns.
- Indoors: As a houseplant, the Chilean hard fern brings a touch of nature indoors. It thrives in indirect light and increased humidity, making it ideal for bathrooms or other damp areas.

Advantages
- Decorative: With its lush, dark green leaves, the Chilean hard fern instantly adds an exotic and luxurious feel to any space.
- Low Maintenance: This fern is relatively easy to maintain and does not require any special care as long as its basic needs are met.
- Air purifying: Like many ferns, the Blechnum chilense helps purify the air by absorbing harmful substances and releasing oxygen.

With its impressive leaves and easy care, the Blechnum chilense is an excellent choice for both garden enthusiasts and houseplant enthusiasts who want to enrich their space with a slice of lush nature.

Blechnum chilense (Chilean hard fern)

€12.95Price
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  • 14 cm

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