A rare exotic fern, sometimes cultivated as a houseplant.
Common name : Doryopteris
Scientific name : Doryopteris spp.
Family : Pteridaceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
Small pots
Small pots
Full description for Doryopteris spp. not yet available.


Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 80 - 40
pH 6 - 6.5

Plant my doryopteris

Plant in a well-ventilated substrate, avoiding excess peat, which is too difficult to moisten. A mix of sphagnum, porous gravel, bark and potting soil will work well. Where to place it? It needs light but no direct sun, also avoiding drafts. Beware of very dry or very wet areas.

Water my doryopteris

This is the most complicated part of indoor fern maintenance. The leaves can dry completely if the plant is too little watered as well as if it is too much. Beware, the drying of the ends is rather an index of too dry air. If the the leaves of the ferns seem to wither and the clod is wet, do not water, let it dry. Attention, use preferably a water at room temperature, these ferns are real chilly.

Repot my doryopteris

The operation is delicate, and aims to regenerate the substrate of the plant, to give it a well aerated centre and more space. In late winter, find a 2 cm larger pot than the previous one, and add a mixture of sphagnum, porous gravel, bark and potting soil.

Check on my doryopteris

Leaves that dry or change color are a sign of bad watering. If the root ball is wet, then it means you water too much, if it is dry, it is that you do not water enough. Simple, isn't it?

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