Arachniodes standishii

Common Name : upside-down fernType : FernHabit : Clump-formingFoliage : Semi-evergreenHeight : 0.1-0.5 metresSpread : 0.5-1 metresFoliage colour : GreenHardiness : H5
Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
Sunlight : Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - Winter

A fascinating woodland fern from Japan, Korea and nearby areas, Arachniodes standishii is commonly called ‘The Upside Down Fern’. The upper surface of the foliage has a raised structure that resembles that of the underside of many other ferns, hence the common name. An evergreen fern with fronds that can reach to nearly 70cm in length it is smaller when grown in containers and does make a good indoor plant.’ The fronds have a delicate lacy appearance, deeply cut and with prominent veins appearing on the upper surface. They are also very glossy, giving it a real sheen and adding to the overall impact. These veins along with a ruffled pinnae are what gives it the name ‘upside down fern’ these characteristics are usually on the underside.


2020.- Bought and planted in May on the fern wall.

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