East Indian Holly is a rather unique fern variety as it is one of the few hardy ferns with variegated foliage. The dark green, shiny fronds are decorated with a light green/cream stripe down the middle. This fern creeps along via an underground rhizome and sends up fronds periodically along the way.
Height: 12in - 18in
Spread: 18in - 36in
Pet Safe: Safe for pets
CareGeneral Maintenance: Repot when your plant becomes rootbound, to a pot 2-3 inches larger. Do not allow to dry out, or the leaves will get crispy. Propagate by division.
Temperature: Thrives in normal household temperatures, between 15º-26º Celsius. Keep away from drafts and drastic temperature changes. Ferns love high humidity, so they will greatly appreciate a pebble tray, humidifier, or being misted.
Light: Bright indirect light is ideal. Direct sun may scorch the leaves. They can tolerate slightly lower light conditions, but will grow at a slower rate.
Watering: Keep soil evenly moist, but not soaked. Water when the top 1-2 inches of the soil are dry to the touch. Ensure your pot has adequate drainage to avoid the roots sitting in excess water.
Soil: Any well-draining potting mix will work.
Fertilizer: Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer, diluted to half the recommended strength, once every 3 weeks during the growing season.