How To Grow A Blechnum Deer Fern
The first thing you need to do is choose a suitable location where you want to grow your new plant. You have two options here; the ground or a wall. If you are growing it inside, then you will need some sort of support structure such as a table or other flat surface.
The second option is if you want to grow it outside, then there are various types of plants which can provide such support.
You will need to make sure that the soil is not too hard, otherwise your plant won’t survive. Also, you will need to ensure that the temperature isn’t too hot or cold. Your plant needs to thrive at its optimum conditions.
If it gets too hot or cold, then it may die off due to lack of water and nutrients. So don’t worry if the temperature is above 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit).
Now that you have chosen a suitable location, you will need to decide how big your plant should be. The smaller the better since it requires less space. However, larger plants require more room so they can take up more of the available area.
You might think that bigger is always better but remember that the larger your plant grows, the longer it takes to mature and produce flowers and fruits. This can be a hassle if you are growing it for medical purposes.
Whether you are growing it inside or outside, the process is generally the same. You can start it from seeds or you can start it from cuttings. Some people suggest that growing it from seeds is more cost-effective since you can get more plants from one seed.
It’s up to you how you want to start it since both ways are relatively easy.
For growing it inside, all you need is a container that has a few holes in the bottom for drainage. It can be something as simple as a plastic container from the supermarket. Just make sure you punch a few holes in the bottom so water can drain out.
Fill it with some soil and plant your seeds or cuttings. Keep it in an area where it receives lots of sunlight. Water it every day and make sure to let the soil dry out a little between watering.
Now for growing it outside, you have a few more options. You can grow it in the ground, a pot or a garden bed. If you want to grow it directly in the ground then you need to wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area.
Prepare the soil by digging it up and adding fertilizer and pesticides if you want to. You will want to place your plants 2 to 3 feet apart from each other. Remember, the larger the spacing the more time your plant will need to grow before it is ready to produce fruit.
If you want to grow it in a pot, there are many varieties of plants you can grow in a pot. The important thing is to make sure that it has good drainage otherwise you will have to water it more often. Also, you will need to fertilize it more since the nutrients won’t be able to run off into the ground.
Finally, you can grow it in a garden bed. This is perfect for those who don’t have a green thumb and don’t have a lot of time to take care of a plant since the soil is already prepared for you. You still need to fertilize it and keep an eye out for pests though.
Whichever way you choose to grow, your main concern should be to keep it away from any extreme temperatures. Keep it out of direct sunlight during the middle of the day and relocate it if it is in an area that gets a lot of wind or has icy temperatures.
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This page was last updated on September 27, 2018.
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