Arc Sickle Fern a decorative design element for the garden
The arching sickle fern also known as moon sickle fern is a decorative design element in any garden. It originates from the tropical forests of South Africa and Asia. The arching sickle fern is a member of the worm fern family. The light green, pinnate and slightly seeded leaves of the Cyrtomium falcatum, the Latin name of the bow sickle fern, give the plants a special ornamental value. Under favourable conditions, the arching sickle fern reaches a size of 60 – 80cm.
The ideal location for the arching sickle fern
The Cyrtomium falcatum likes to be planted in a nutrient-rich, well-drained soil. The arching sickle fern prefers a location in partial shade or shade. It does not tolerate a place in the sun. The arching sickle fern likes to be planted in a box. In summer, it enhances any terrace or balcony with its splendour. As the arching sickle fern is not winter-hardy, it should be planted indoors at a temperature of 10C and above, but not too warm. Regular watering is important for the arching sickle fern, and the soil should always be well dried in between, as the fern does not tolerate waterlogging. However, it is important that it does not dry out completely.
Peculiarities of Cyrtomium falcatum
The arching sickle fern is a fran of the rarer species, it is robust and undemanding. In areas with a particularly mild climate, it even thrives excellently in the garden and does not need to be kept indoors for the winter. Unlike its congeners, it prefers a cool place in winter, but it also tolerates warm and dry heating air. If it hibernates indoors, it should be given a little more care. During this time it is advantageous if it is regularly sprinkled with water. The long fronds of the arching sickle fern are also often used as cuttings for flower arrangements and have many fans in floristry. If the plant becomes too bulky in the course of time, the arching sickle fern can be divided wonderfully when repotting at the end of February. Dividing the plant also makes it a welcome souvenir.
Our plants are grown in pots and can be planted all year round.
For group planting you will need 5-6 plants per m².