Nephrolepis Exaltata Teddy Junior (Green) – Plant
The Teddy Junior Fern ( Nephrolepis Exaltata) is the most popular of all ferns.
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Nephrolepis exaltata has 50-250cm (20-98 inch) long and 6-15cm (2-6 inch) broad in tufted clusters arising from underground rhizomes. The individual pinnae (leflets) are as much as 2 to 8cm (1-3 inch) long and shallowly toothed, but not further divided. The pinnate vein pattern is also visible on these highly compound leaves.
The round sori (clusters of spore-bearing organs) are in two rows near the margins on the underside of the pinnae.The fronds grow upright at first, then arch gracefully downwards. They grow in lovely arching rosette shaped and spread by runners.
CARING FOR NEPHROLEPIS EXALTATA TEDDY JUNIOR
- These ferns need pliantly of space to develop their long fronds. Rotate the plant from time to time to ensure symmetrical growth, but as far as possible leave it undisturbed.
- In some of the extremely feathery forms of Nephrolepis exaltata Bostoniensis some of the fronds of the plant occasionally revers to the original species.
- Cut out any long, insufficiently segmented fronds as soon as they appear.
- If permitted to survive, they will take over the plant.
- Nephrolepis exaltata ferns do not tolerate dry air.
- They need high level of humidity provided by regular misting and trays of moist pebbles placed under their pots.
- Use trepid soft water if possible. Once a week, apply a gentle shower with trepid water.
- Leave them in bath to drain before returning them to their usual place.