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Woodwardia fimbriata, better known as the Great Chain Fern, is an impressive and majestic fern native to North America. This fern is known for its large, graceful fronds and its ability to add a lush and tropical look to shady gardens and indoor spaces. The Giant Chain Fern is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for a striking, easy-care plant.

Leaves: The leaves of the Great Chain Fern are long, deeply cut and bright green in color. They can reach a length of 1.5 to 2 meters, giving the fern a dramatic and impressive appearance.
Growth habit: Woodwardia fimbriata has a spreading, upright growth habit. The fern forms a dense clump of large, arching fronds that extend elegantly.
Growing Environment: This fern does best in shady to semi-shaded environments. It is ideal for shady borders, woodland gardens, and as underplanting under trees and shrubs.

Soil: The Giant Chain Fern prefers moist, well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. A slightly acidic to neutral pH value is ideal.
Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during dry periods. Make sure that the soil does not dry out, but avoid waterlogging.
Feeding: Fertilize the fern in spring and summer with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to promote healthy growth.
Winter hardiness: Woodwardia fimbriata is fairly winter hardy and can tolerate temperatures down to about -10°C, provided it is well protected from cold winds.

Garden: The Great Chain Fern 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, heucheras, and other ferns.
Indoors: Although mainly used outdoors, the Giant Chain Fern can also thrive in spacious, well-lit indoor spaces as long as it receives sufficient moisture and indirect light.

Decorative: With its impressive size and graceful fronds, the Giant Chain Fern instantly adds a tropical and luxurious feel 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: Like many ferns, Woodwardia fimbriata helps purify the air by absorbing harmful substances and releasing oxygen, which contributes to a healthier indoor climate.

With its lush, graceful leaves and easy care, Woodwardia fimbriata is an excellent choice for garden enthusiasts and houseplant enthusiasts alike. This Large Chain Fern provides an impressive and decorative accent that can effortlessly enhance any shady space.

Woodwardia fimbriata (Great Chain Fern)

  • 10,5 cm

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