Fern Machli Kanta is a species of fern in the Cyatheales plant family. It is found in Nepal, Bhutan, and India. It is a terrestrial fern growing in moist shady locations at altitudes of 2000-3000 metres. The fronds are bi- or tripinnate and can grow up to 1.5 metres long. The sori are borne on the underside of the pinnules and are protected by reflexed pinnules.
How to care:
Fern Machli Kanta does best in moist, shady locations. It prefers an acidic soil and should be kept moist, but not wet. It is best to water with rainwater or distilled water to avoid damaging the delicate fronds. Fern Machli Kanta is susceptible to damage from frost, so it is best to grow it in a protected location.
Keep soil moist, but not wet
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Fern can be used in shady gardens as an accent plant or groundcover. It is also suitable for growing in containers.