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Fern: Cyrtomium Falcatum 'Rochfordianum' Japanese Holly Fern Plant

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Fern: Cyrtomium Falcatum 'Rochfordianum' Japanese Holly Fern

Cyrtomium falcatum 'Rochfordianum', also known as the Japanese holly fern, is a beautiful and versatile fern that is known for its glossy, holly-like fronds. It is a native of Japan and Korea, but it has become a popular choice for gardens and homes all over the world due to its easy care and ability to thrive in a variety of conditions.

The Japanese holly fern grows to be 18-24 inches tall and 24-36 inches wide. It has long, arching fronds that are divided into smaller, holly-like leaflets. The leaflets have a glossy, dark green color and a wavy margin. The Japanese holly fern produces small, inconspicuous flowers in the spring, but they are not the main attraction of this plant. It is the glossy, holly-like fronds that make this plant so popular among gardeners.

The Japanese holly fern is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to grow. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is tolerant of drought, heat, and cold. The Japanese holly fern is also deer-resistant and relatively resistant to pests and diseases.

To grow a Japanese holly fern, simply plant the seeds or seedlings in the spring or fall. Space the plants 24-36 inches apart. Water regularly, especially during the first year after planting. Fertilize monthly with a balanced fertilizer during the growing season. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage new growth. The Japanese holly fern is overwinter hardy in zones 6-10.

Here are some additional tips for growing a Japanese holly fern:

  • Amend the soil with compost or other organic matter before planting.
  • Mulch around the plant to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Divide the plant every 3-4 years to maintain vigor.
  • Cut back the plant to the ground in the fall after the first frost.

The Japanese holly fern is a beautiful and easy-to-grow addition to any garden. It provides long-lasting interest, attracts wildlife, and is relatively low-maintenance. It is a great choice for borders, beds, containers, and rock gardens.

The Japanese holly fern can also be grown indoors, but it is important to note that it requires a lot of humidity. To grow a Japanese holly fern indoors, place it in a bright spot with indirect sunlight and mist it regularly. Water regularly, but be careful not to overwater. The Japanese holly fern should be fertilized monthly with a balanced fertilizer during the growing season.

The Japanese holly fern is a beautiful and versatile plant that can be enjoyed in a variety of settings. It is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to grow and care for.

Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.

We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.

Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors

Mature Height: 2-4 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Part Sun
Mature Width: 2-4 ft.
Botanical Name: Isotoma fluviatilis
Growth Rate: Fast
Please note that the plant will be shipped in its pot, securely fastened with multiple layers of clear tape to prevent any shifting or damage during transit. This ensures that the plant arrives to you with minimal damage, safely and securely. We have been employing this method for shipping plants for several years, occasionally using smaller pots for added safety and convenience during transit. It's important to understand that many plants enter a dormant state during the fall and winter months, resulting in the loss of most leaves and appearing dry or lifeless. This is a natural process, and come springtime, they will begin to regrow and thrive once again. Please be aware that due to regulations set by the Department of Agriculture, there are certain plants and sizes that we are unable to ship to California. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Fern: Cyrtomium Falcatum 'Rochfordianum' Japanese Holly Fern
Fern: Cyrtomium Falcatum 'Rochfordianum' Japanese Holly Fern Plant

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