How to grow leather leaf fern in a garden

  1. Choose a partly shaded to full shade position in the garden.
  2. Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root-ball.  To improve soil quality add Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to the soil removed from the hole. 
  3. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
  4. Position in hole at the same depth as it was planted in the pot. Backfill with the enriched soil, gently firming down. Water in well. 
  5. Water the plant regularly during the warmer months of the year, water moderately during winter.
  6. Feed every 2 weeks with Yates Thrive All Purpose Liquid Plant Food to promote strong root development and healthy foliage growth.

     

 

How to grow leather leaf fern in a pot

  1. Choose a spot indoors that is well lit but away from direct sunlight.
  2. Fill the pot with Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter which has been specially formulated to suit both indoor and outdoor plants. 
  3. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
  4. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well keeping the water away from the leaves. 
  5. Water the plant regularly to keep the potting mix moist.
  6. Feed every 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Houseplant Liquid Plant Food to promote strong root development and healthy foliage growth.

Growing tips

  • These plants grow best positioned in a cool, draught free brightly lit position indoors.

  • This fern will grow outdoors only in temperate to warm climates; choose a sheltered spot receiving indirect sunlight.  


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Common Problems & Solutions

Two-Spotted Mites: Yellow mottling or bronzing of the leaves Significant distortion of leaf buds. Fine webbing can be seen on heavy infestations.

Solution: Yates Natures Way Vegie & Herb Spray

Mealy Bugs: New growth can appear distorted with a whitish substance in and around the leaf bases. 

Solution: Yates Natures Way Vegie & Herb Spray

Scale Insects: Grey, brown, white or pink sap sucking insect pests that appear like small raised bumps on the leaves

Solution: Yates Scale Gun