DAPHNE odora 'zuiko nishiki'
Pronounced (daf-nee oh-dor-uh zwee-co nih-she-kee)
A well-loved plant, Daphne odora's can be expected to be low maintenance, beautifully fragrant medium sized shrubs that are excellent grower's in Portland's zone of 8b. It's size is comparable to better known varieties, such as the 'marginata' and care is similar: well draining soil is a must, and infrequent waterings. Daphne's will do better if they are a tad neglected. The 'zuiko nishiki' sets itself apart from other varieties by having stiffer branching allowing it to hold its form, whereas constant rain or snowfall can lead other varieties to slouch or stay low.
Pronounced (poly-poh-dee-uhm oar-ee-uhm)
A popular houseplant, this blue-green fern changes dramatically in size once it matures maxing out at 12-50" in height with a 4-20" spread. An excellent choice for those with North or East facing light in their homes, though will work in most light aside from direct or scorching light. We recommend planting in 1 part potting mix to 1 part epiphytic mix, such as orchid bark, moss, etc. In nature this fern is both terrestrial and epiphytic and will prefer a richer soil as such. A shallow and wide container is preferred over a deep and narrow pot so that the rhizomes have enough space to spread. Watering should be tailored so that the soil is moist but not wet, with no sitting water, misting with water is appreciated but not necessary. In time fronds will grow larger and more lobed as the plant matures. Fertilizer is not necessary, but a diluted fertilizer can be applied during summer growing season, take care to not overload the plant.