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  • Botanical Name: Thelypteris normalis
  • Common Name(s): River Fern, Southern Maiden Fern, Southern Shield Fern, Widespread Maiden Fern

Southern Shield Fern: Nature’s Verdant Embrace

The Southern Shield Fern, a lush botanical tapestry, enchants with its delicate fronds and verdant beauty. Native to warm, humid regions, this fern thrives in shaded woodland environments, creating a carpet of green beneath towering trees. Its arching, leathery fronds exhibit a rich, glossy sheen, imparting an air of elegance to gardens and shaded nooks. Resilient and adaptable, the Southern Shield Fern requires minimal care, making it a favorite for low-maintenance landscapes. With a timeless charm and a knack for transforming shaded corners into havens of tranquility, this fern embodies the grace and resilience of nature.

Complete Care Guide for Southern Shield Fern

The Southern Shield Fern, scientifically known as Thelypteris kunthii, is a resilient fern species native to North America. To ensure its lush greenery and optimal growth, follow this comprehensive care guide:

Light:

  • Filtered Shade: Southern Shield Ferns thrive in filtered or dappled shade. Plant them in locations with indirect sunlight or areas receiving morning sunlight with afternoon shade.

Soil:

  • Moist, Well-Draining Soil: Plant the fern in rich, organic soil that is consistently moist. Ensure good drainage to prevent waterlogging.

Watering:

  • Consistent Moisture: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during dry periods. Water the fern when the top inch of soil feels slightly dry to the touch.

Humidity:

  • High Humidity: Southern Shield Ferns appreciate higher humidity levels. If indoor humidity is low, mist the plant regularly or use a humidifier.

Temperature:

  • Moderate Temperatures: Keep the environment consistently between 60°F to 75°F (15°C to 24°C). Avoid exposing the fern to extreme temperature fluctuations.

Fertilizing:

  • Light Feeding: Fertilize with a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer) every 4-6 weeks. Dilute the fertilizer to half the recommended strength.

Pruning:

  • Remove Yellowing Fronds: Trim yellowing or damaged fronds at the base using clean scissors or pruning shears. Regular pruning helps maintain the fern’s appearance.

Mulching:

  • Organic Mulch: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as shredded bark or compost, around the base of the fern. Mulching helps retain soil moisture and suppresses weeds.

Potting:

  • Suitable Containers: If growing Southern Shield Ferns in containers, use pots with drainage holes and a well-draining potting mix. Repot when the plant outgrows its container.

Pest Control:

  • Monitor for Pests: Check regularly for pests like aphids or scale. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Winter Care:

  • Reduce Watering: During the dormant period in winter, reduce watering but don’t allow the soil to completely dry out. Resume regular watering in spring when new growth emerges.

Propagation:

  • Division: Propagate Southern Shield Ferns through division. Divide crowded clumps in spring or early fall, ensuring each division has roots attached.

Caution:

  • Toxicity: While not highly toxic, Southern Shield Ferns may cause mild irritation if ingested. Keep them out of reach of pets and children.

By following these care instructions, you can maintain a thriving and vibrant Southern Shield Fern. Adjust care based on the specific conditions of your garden or indoor space for the best results.

FAQ

Certainly, each plant is delivered with a Nursery Pot only. You have the flexibility to choose your preferred pot and repot the plant upon arrival.

If your region experiences cold temperatures below 50°F, consider our "Winter Plant Shipping Protection" to safeguard your plant from cold-related damage.

Please take note of the following:

  • Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

  • Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

  • Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

Shipping within the USA:

At UrbanPlantNook, we provide nationwide shipping services. Utilizing specially designed plant packaging, we expedite the delivery of plants across the country. Through rigorous testing and refinement, we have developed a winning formula to ensure the highest quality plants upon delivery.

We’ve established reliable partnerships with USPS to facilitate the delivery of plants throughout North America. We are so confident in these partnerships that we guarantee your plants will arrive in excellent condition.

Order Processing:

We maintain year-round shipping, unaffected by local weather conditions. Typically, your order is processed within 2-5 business days from the date of your order placement. Once we’ve shipped your order, you will promptly receive an USPS Tracking Number to track the delivery progress in detail.

Shipping Fees:

Our shipping fees are straightforward. At checkout, you will be charged a flat rate of $9.99 for all orders, regardless of their size and location in the United Stated. However, we also have a fantastic offer: if your order total exceeds $50, you qualify for free shipping.

  • Flat Shipping Rate $9.99 for order under $49.99
  • Free shipping for order more than $50.00

Note: If your order is $50.00 or above, please choose the free shipping method during the checkout process.

Delivery Timeline:

Your parcel is expected to reach your doorstep within a span of 7-14 working days. It’s important to note that the precise delivery timeframe depends on the USPS Delivery Schedule, over which we have limited control. However, rest assured that as soon as your order is dispatched, you will receive a USPS Tracking Number for real-time monitoring.

Our Guarantee:

We take meticulous care in packaging our plants to ensure they arrive in pristine condition. Every plant comes with a 7-day guarantee, providing coverage in case it arrives damaged. If you encounter any issues with your order, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email.

We stand firmly behind our products and aim for your complete satisfaction. When you purchase plants from UrbanPlantNook, you can do so with confidence, knowing that your purchase is risk-free.

International Shipping:

As of now, we are only able to provide shipping services within the United States.

Absolutely, we offer a shipping guarantee. We carefully pack each plant in a sturdy carton box to ensure safe delivery. In the rare event of shipping damage, you have a 7-day window to request a refund or replacement. For more detail, please check our Return & Refund & Replacement Policy

We meticulously package our plants for safe delivery in custom-fitted, sturdy carton boxes. These boxes are designed to prevent any shifting during shipment, ensuring your plants arrive in excellent condition. For detailed packaging information, please refer to this link: Our Packing Process

Certainly, should you wish to make changes or cancel your order, kindly reach out within 12 hours of order confirmation. Once your order reaches the "Packing" status, it becomes unmodifiable. For further information, please refer to this page: Order Cancellation & Modification Policy

If you're unsure about your USDA Zone, you can find it by following this link: USDA Zone Map

Planting Accessories

Elevate your gardening experience with our exquisite collection of planting accessories. Whether you're a seasoned horticulturist or just starting your journey into the world of plants, our range of accessories is designed to add a touch of sophistication to your gardening endeavors.

Winter Protection

Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

Southern Shield Fern

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   Free Shipping on Order more than $50
   We offer replacement or a refund for damaged plant
   Only ship the healthy plants to you
   Over 400+ plants you can choose for your home

add a pot for your plant

quick plant care guide

Product Information

Information

  • Botanical Name: Thelypteris normalis
  • Common Name(s): River Fern, Southern Maiden Fern, Southern Shield Fern, Widespread Maiden Fern

Southern Shield Fern: Nature’s Verdant Embrace

The Southern Shield Fern, a lush botanical tapestry, enchants with its delicate fronds and verdant beauty. Native to warm, humid regions, this fern thrives in shaded woodland environments, creating a carpet of green beneath towering trees. Its arching, leathery fronds exhibit a rich, glossy sheen, imparting an air of elegance to gardens and shaded nooks. Resilient and adaptable, the Southern Shield Fern requires minimal care, making it a favorite for low-maintenance landscapes. With a timeless charm and a knack for transforming shaded corners into havens of tranquility, this fern embodies the grace and resilience of nature.

Complete Care Guide for Southern Shield Fern

The Southern Shield Fern, scientifically known as Thelypteris kunthii, is a resilient fern species native to North America. To ensure its lush greenery and optimal growth, follow this comprehensive care guide:

Light:

  • Filtered Shade: Southern Shield Ferns thrive in filtered or dappled shade. Plant them in locations with indirect sunlight or areas receiving morning sunlight with afternoon shade.

Soil:

  • Moist, Well-Draining Soil: Plant the fern in rich, organic soil that is consistently moist. Ensure good drainage to prevent waterlogging.

Watering:

  • Consistent Moisture: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during dry periods. Water the fern when the top inch of soil feels slightly dry to the touch.

Humidity:

  • High Humidity: Southern Shield Ferns appreciate higher humidity levels. If indoor humidity is low, mist the plant regularly or use a humidifier.

Temperature:

  • Moderate Temperatures: Keep the environment consistently between 60°F to 75°F (15°C to 24°C). Avoid exposing the fern to extreme temperature fluctuations.

Fertilizing:

  • Light Feeding: Fertilize with a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer) every 4-6 weeks. Dilute the fertilizer to half the recommended strength.

Pruning:

  • Remove Yellowing Fronds: Trim yellowing or damaged fronds at the base using clean scissors or pruning shears. Regular pruning helps maintain the fern’s appearance.

Mulching:

  • Organic Mulch: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as shredded bark or compost, around the base of the fern. Mulching helps retain soil moisture and suppresses weeds.

Potting:

  • Suitable Containers: If growing Southern Shield Ferns in containers, use pots with drainage holes and a well-draining potting mix. Repot when the plant outgrows its container.

Pest Control:

  • Monitor for Pests: Check regularly for pests like aphids or scale. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Winter Care:

  • Reduce Watering: During the dormant period in winter, reduce watering but don’t allow the soil to completely dry out. Resume regular watering in spring when new growth emerges.

Propagation:

  • Division: Propagate Southern Shield Ferns through division. Divide crowded clumps in spring or early fall, ensuring each division has roots attached.

Caution:

  • Toxicity: While not highly toxic, Southern Shield Ferns may cause mild irritation if ingested. Keep them out of reach of pets and children.

By following these care instructions, you can maintain a thriving and vibrant Southern Shield Fern. Adjust care based on the specific conditions of your garden or indoor space for the best results.

Planting Accessories

Elevate your gardening experience with our exquisite collection of planting accessories. Whether you're a seasoned horticulturist or just starting your journey into the world of plants, our range of accessories is designed to add a touch of sophistication to your gardening endeavors.

Check more

Winter Protection

Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

FAQ

Certainly, each plant is delivered with a Nursery Pot only. You have the flexibility to choose your preferred pot and repot the plant upon arrival.

If your region experiences cold temperatures below 50°F, consider our "Winter Plant Shipping Protection" to safeguard your plant from cold-related damage.

Please take note of the following:

  • Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

  • Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

  • Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

Shipping within the USA:

At UrbanPlantNook, we provide nationwide shipping services. Utilizing specially designed plant packaging, we expedite the delivery of plants across the country. Through rigorous testing and refinement, we have developed a winning formula to ensure the highest quality plants upon delivery.

We’ve established reliable partnerships with USPS to facilitate the delivery of plants throughout North America. We are so confident in these partnerships that we guarantee your plants will arrive in excellent condition.

Order Processing:

We maintain year-round shipping, unaffected by local weather conditions. Typically, your order is processed within 2-5 business days from the date of your order placement. Once we’ve shipped your order, you will promptly receive an USPS Tracking Number to track the delivery progress in detail.

Shipping Fees:

Our shipping fees are straightforward. At checkout, you will be charged a flat rate of $9.99 for all orders, regardless of their size and location in the United Stated. However, we also have a fantastic offer: if your order total exceeds $50, you qualify for free shipping.

  • Flat Shipping Rate $9.99 for order under $49.99
  • Free shipping for order more than $50.00

Note: If your order is $199.00 or above, please choose the free shipping method during the checkout process.

Delivery Timeline:

Your parcel is expected to reach your doorstep within a span of 7-14 working days. It’s important to note that the precise delivery timeframe depends on the USPS Delivery Schedule, over which we have limited control. However, rest assured that as soon as your order is dispatched, you will receive a USPS Tracking Number for real-time monitoring.

Our Guarantee:

We take meticulous care in packaging our plants to ensure they arrive in pristine condition. Every plant comes with a 7-day guarantee, providing coverage in case it arrives damaged. If you encounter any issues with your order, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email.

We stand firmly behind our products and aim for your complete satisfaction. When you purchase plants from UrbanPlantNook, you can do so with confidence, knowing that your purchase is risk-free.

International Shipping:

As of now, we are only able to provide shipping services within the United States.

Absolutely, we offer a shipping guarantee. We carefully pack each plant in a sturdy carton box to ensure safe delivery. In the rare event of shipping damage, you have a 7-day window to request a refund or replacement. For more detail, please check our Return & Refund & Replacement Policy

We meticulously package our plants for safe delivery in custom-fitted, sturdy carton boxes. These boxes are designed to prevent any shifting during shipment, ensuring your plants arrive in excellent condition. For detailed packaging information, please refer to this link: Our Packing Process

Certainly, should you wish to make changes or cancel your order, kindly reach out within 12 hours of order confirmation. Once your order reaches the "Packing" status, it becomes unmodifiable. For further information, please refer to this page: Order Cancellation & Modification Policy

If you're unsure about your USDA Zone, you can find it by following this link: USDA Zone Map

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