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 filix-mas
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.