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  • Problems and Diseases in Ferns: How to Identify and Treat Them

    Ferns are beautiful plants, but they can sometimes suffer from various problems and diseases. In this blog post, we discuss the most common issues with ferns and how to recognize and effectively treat them. 1. Brown Leaf Edges and Tips The edges and tips of the leaves become brown and dry. Causes: Dry air: Ferns love a humid environment. Dry air, especially in winter, can lead to dehydration. Insufficient water: Ferns need regular watering but should not constantly stand in wet soil. Treatment: Increase humidity: Use a humidifier, place the fern on a tray with pebbles and water, or mist the leaves regularly. Check watering: Water regularly but ensure good drainage to prevent root rot. 2. Yellowing Leaves Leaves turn from green to yellow and eventually fall off. Causes: Too much water: Overwatering can lead to root rot, resulting in yellow leaves. Nutrient deficiency: Lack of essential nutrients can cause yellowing. Treatment: Adjust watering: Allow the top layer of soil to dry out between waterings. Replenish nutrients: Use a balanced, liquid fertilizer specially formulated for houseplants. 3. Aphids and Spider Mites Small insects on the leaves or a fine, web-like network. Causes: Dry conditions promote the presence of these pests. Treatment: Mechanical removal: Wash the leaves with a mixture of water and a few drops of mild soap. Use insecticide: For severe infestations, apply an insecticide that is safe for indoor plants. Increase humidity: Aphids and spider mites do not thrive in a humid environment. 4. Root Rot Leaves wilt and the plant looks listless despite sufficient water. Causes: Too wet soil due to overwatering or poor drainage. Treatment: Repot the fern: Remove the plant from the pot, trim off rotten roots, and repot in fresh, well-draining soil. Improve drainage: Ensure the pot has a good drainage system and use a light, airy potting mix. 5. Scorched Leaves Leaves with pale, scorched spots, often due to exposure to direct sunlight. Causes: Ferns receive too much direct sunlight. Treatment: Relocate the plant: Place the fern in a spot with indirect or filtered light. Use a screen: If relocation is not possible, use a light curtain or screen to filter the sun. General Tips for Healthy Ferns Humidity: Ferns thrive in humidity levels of 50% or higher. Temperature: Ferns prefer moderate temperatures, ideally between 15-24°C (59-75°F). Regular inspection: Regularly check for signs of diseases and pests. By recognizing these common problems early and applying the right treatments, you can ensure your ferns stay healthy and continue to enjoy their green beauty.

  • Preparing your indoor ferns for spring

    As spring approaches, it's time to prepare your indoor ferns for the new growing season. These beautiful plants not only enhance your interior decor but also bring a peaceful and green atmosphere to any space. Here are some essential steps to optimally prepare your indoor ferns for spring: 1. Potting and Soil Quality First, check if your indoor ferns have enough space to grow. If the roots start growing out of the drainage holes or if the plant seems too large for its current pot, it's time to repot into a slightly larger container. Choose a pot with good drainage holes to allow excess water to drain away and use a quality potting mix that is light and well-draining. 2. Cleaning and Maintenance Thoroughly inspect your indoor ferns for any dead or damaged leaves and carefully remove them with scissors or pruning shears. Removing old foliage will stimulate the growth of new shoots and keep your plants healthy and vibrant. 3. Light and Temperature Place your indoor ferns in a location with bright, indirect light. While these plants naturally thrive in shaded environments, they still need some light to grow well. Avoid direct sunlight as it can scorch the leaves. Also, ensure that the room temperature is not too high or too low, ideally between 18-24°C. 4. Watering your indoor ferns in spring During the spring period, it's important to maintain a consistent but not excessive watering schedule. For many ferns, the potting mix should always remain lightly moist. However, be careful not to overwater as this can lead to root rot. 5. Feeding Give your indoor ferns a light dose of fertilizer in spring to stimulate growth. Choose a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer specially formulated for indoor plants. Follow the instructions on the packaging for the correct dosage and apply the fertilizer every few weeks during the growing season. With these simple yet effective tips, you can optimally prepare your indoor ferns for the upcoming growing season. By giving them the right care and attention, your indoor ferns will thrive and brighten up your home with their lush greenery throughout the spring and summer.

  • The Care of Outdoor Ferns in Winter: Tips for a Healthy Overwintering

    Outdoor ferns are beautiful plants that can embellish your garden or patio with their lush greenery, even in the colder months. But to ensure that your outdoor ferns survive the winter and come back to life in the spring, it's important to take some specific care measures. In this blog we take a closer look at the care and protection of outdoor ferns in winter. 1. Choose the right fern species Not all fern species are equally hardy. Make sure you select fern varieties that are suitable for the climate in your region. For example, in temperate climates, the autumn fern (Dryopteris) often winter hardy. 2. Isolate with mulch In the fall, before frost sets in, you can apply a thick layer of mulch around the base of your outdoor ferns. This helps protect the roots from severe frost and keeps the soil at an even temperature. Use organic material such as leaves, straw or compost for good insulation. 3. Limit watering During the winter, outdoor ferns need less water because they are dormant. Excessive watering can lead to root rot. Check the soil occasionally and only water if it feels very dry. Please note that water requirements depend on local weather conditions. 4. Protect from strong winds Strong winter winds can cause drying and damage the fern's foliage. You can install a temporary wind barrier, such as a fence or mesh, to protect your outdoor ferns. Make sure the barrier does not suffocate the plant and allows adequate air circulation. 5. Do not prune dead leaves Although it may be tempting to prune dead or yellow fronds from your outdoor ferns, it is best not to do so in winter. The dead leaves act as a natural protection for the plant, and pruning can weaken the fern. Wait until spring to carry out any pruning work. 6. Consider relocation In some cases it may be wise to move pots of outdoor ferns to a sheltered location such as a greenhouse or veranda during the winter. This provides extra protection against severe weather conditions. Make sure that the plant still gets enough light. Caring for outdoor ferns in winter requires some attention and care, but with the right measures, these beautiful plants can thrive even in cold climates. By selecting hardy fern varieties, insulation with mulch and protection from wind, you can enjoy green, lush outdoor ferns in your garden all year round.

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  • Cuttings | Plantje van Mandje

    'Cuttings' On this page you will find small ferns that have just come out of the tray, and have therefore not yet been potted.​ Cutting box 3 species of rare tree ferns Price €17.50 Out of Stock Cutting box 3 x Cyathea tomentosissima Price €17.50 Add to Cart New Cutting box Cyathea cooperi 'Dwarf Red' Price €17.50 Add to Cart Popular Cutting box with 3 types of tree ferns Price €17.50 Compound Add to Cart

  • Privacy policy | Plantje van Mandje

    Privacy policy Plantje van Mandje​ Below you will find the privacy policy regarding the Plantje van Mandje webshop for the storage of your data.​ This privacy policy describes how Plantje van Mandje collects, uses, shares and protects personal information in connection with your visit to our webshop and the purchase of ferns. We value your privacy and take the protection of your data seriously.​ Collected Information When placing an order, we collect certain personal information from you, such as your name, address, email address and payment information. We also collect information about the ferns you have purchased.​ Use of Information​ We use the information collected to process your order, update you on order status, and provide customer service. We may also use your email address to send you newsletters or promotions, but only if you have opted in. We do not share your information with third parties, except to the extent necessary to fulfill your order (e.g. shipping) and to comply with legal obligations.​ Cookies Our webshop uses cookies to improve your shopping experience. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device and contain information such as your preferences and shopping cart contents.​ Access and Control You can update or delete your personal information by contacting us or logging into your personal area if you have created an account as a member. You can also unsubscribe from newsletters and promotions if you receive them at the bottom of the message.​ Children Our webshop is not intended for children under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 16.​ Changes to this Policy​ We may change this privacy policy at any time. The most recent version will always be available on our webshop.​ Contact If you have any questions about our privacy policy or your data, please contact us via the contact form .​ Last updated​ This privacy policy was last updated on August 18, 2023.​

  • Ferns | Plantje van Mandje

    What are ferns? View the products INDOOR FERNS OUTDOOR FERNS TREE FERNS Ferns are unique and fascinating plants that have attracted human attention for centuries. They are known for their unique physical features, such as their leaves and their reproductive structures, the spores, which are often found on the underside of the leaves. There are over 10,000 species of ferns, each with their own unique characteristics and habitats. In the wild, ferns grow in forests, along streams and waterfalls, and in other moist, shady areas. In gardens and indoors, ferns are often used to add atmosphere and texture to the environment. ​ Ferns have played an important role in human culture for centuries. In many cultures, ferns are believed to have healing properties and are used to treat headaches and respiratory problems, for example. Ferns are also rich in nutrients and used as a food source in many parts of the world. ​ Ferns are special plants that have attracted people's attention for centuries. With their unique physical characteristics and cultural significance, ferns have become indispensable in today's world. How are ferns made? Growing ferns is roughly done in 3 steps. First the sowing, then the transplanting and finally the potting.​ Sowing We call it 'sowing', but you don't actually sow a fern. Ferns produce spores from which the plant reproduces. ​ The spores are on the underside of a mature fern and they are collected by cutting off a leaf with mature spores and letting it dry. ​ In the nursery, the ferns are sown in so-called seed trays. After a few weeks, the prothallia begins to form, the green layer that can be seen in the photo. The first fronds emerge from this.​ Transplant When the plants are big enough, it's time to transplant the ferns. Transplanting is transferring the plants from a seed tray to a tray. This is done with a machine and with more difficult species by hand. ​ 100 to 250 small ferns fit in a tray. The ferns are starting to root in the tray. When they are large enough they can be delivered to customers who grow them further or they get potted. Potting After transplanting, the ferns still have to grow and root for a few weeks. When this has happened, the plants can be potted. ​ Once the fern s have been potted, it is a matter of time and patience before they can be delivered. ​ At Plantje van Mandje it is then time to take a picture of them and offer them on the website!​

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