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Vol. 10, Issue 12 (2021)

Influence of growing media on the growth and morphology of Leatherleaf fern (Rumohra adiantiformis G. Forst.) under protected condition

Author(s):
Harshitha HM, Chandrashekar SY, Thippesha D, Sarvajna B Salimath and Ganapathi M
Abstract:
Floriculture industry is emerging and diversifying sector in the recent years, ornamental plants and cut greens plays a key role in it. Ferns are such excellent ornamentals with their unique leaf forms, whereas leatherleaf fern is one such ornamental cut foliage having magnificent and charming verdure. The present investigation was carried out in the college of Horticulture, Mudigere (under Keladi Shivappa Nayaka University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga), during 2020-21. The Completely Randomized Design (CRD) was employed with eleven treatments and three replications of each treatment, which consisted the combination of various substrates namely, soil, cocopeat, vermiculite, FYM, sphagnum moss, perlite and sand in different proportions. Results revealed that the treatment comprising of Soil+ Cocopeat + Vermiculite + FYM (1:1:1:1 v/v) shows the maximum plant height, plant spread, number of croziers, crozier length, number of fronds, frond length and width, number of leaflets, leaflet length and breadth compared to check treatment.
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How to cite this article:
Harshitha HM, Chandrashekar SY, Thippesha D, Sarvajna B Salimath, Ganapathi M. Influence of growing media on the growth and morphology of Leatherleaf fern (Rumohra adiantiformis G. Forst.) under protected condition. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(12):54-57.
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