This genus includes about 30-40 species of semi-evergreen ferns originating in Asia, Africa, New Zealand and southern Europe; D. canariensis originates from the Canary Islands, as the botanical name suggests. It constitutes dense tufts of long thin, narrow, finely divided leaves, light green in color, sometimes shiny; thick and fleshy aerial roots often develop at the base of the leaves, covered with brown hair; these plants have a rather slow development and reach a height of around 40-50 cm; they prefer hanging containers or wide and low vases, from which they usually tend to spill over.
One of the most important factors to take into consideration when growing a plant is exposure, i.e. the position in which to place our plant species. This is because each plant requires particular quantities of light or shade, humidity or a rather dry climate and if we do not know these specific cultivation needs at best, our plant may have difficulty developing.
The fern loves quite bright positions, but far from sunlight; especially in the warmer seasons it needs shading. It fears the cold, even if it can withstand temperatures around 3-5 ° C for short periods; in summer it can be taken outside, sheltered from the sun and wind, in autumn it is brought into the house and is placed in an average bright place.