Japanese Holly Fern
Latin: Cyrtomium falcatum
Light: Most ferns prefer a shady location, but they don't do well in deep shade. Filtered or indirect light will be your best location.
Water: Water ferns regularly and do not let the soil get totally dry. When grown inside water your ferns slightly every day.
The Holly Fern has stiff, glossy, dark green fronds of holly-like leaflets with coarsely fringed margins making it an excellent addition to container plantings.
Ferns have been in existence for more than 300 million years and include nearly 12,000 species that can be discerned by their lace-like leaves, known as fronds.
Ferns belong within a unique category of plants that do not reproduce by seeds produced by flowers that pollinate, as do virtually all other plant species. Instead, ferns propagate via spores, which are reproductive units that look like small dots on the undersides of the fronds. Fern plants can drop millions of spores onto the ground, but only a few will find ideal conditions to grow.