Genus of about 250 ferns, native to warm areas in the northern hemisphere. They feature rich, ussually bipinnately compound foliage for which they are grown.
Latin name: Dryopteris affinis
They grow in humus-rich soils in partial shade. Great requirements in water and air humidity.
Plant in groups and flowerpots.
Easily propagated by division in autumn and winter.
Rarely subject to diseases.
Evergreen plant that tolerates semi-shaded places.