Ferns

Ferns plant care and propagation guides.

  • Lemon Button Fern
    Ferns,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Lemon Button Fern

    Welcome to our guide to the Lemon Button Fern, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs… Lemon Button Fern Care Summary Light needs: Medium indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Keep the soil moist but not soggy Fertilizer:  A light application of liquid fertilizer every 2-3 months during the growing season. Soil: A loose, well-drained potting mix. Humidity: 60% Temperature: 60-80°F (15-26°C). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Nephrolepis cordifolia “Duffii”, Sword fern, Erect sword fern, Little-leaved sword fern, and Fishbone fern. Common issues: Overwatering, underwatering. Introduction The Lemon Button Fern (a.ka. Nephrolepis cordifolia “Duffii”) is a beautiful, low-maintenance plant that is…

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  • Button Fern
    Ferns,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Button Fern

    Welcome to our guide to the Button Fern, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs… Button Fern Care Summary Light needs: Lot to medium indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Keep  moist at all times but not soggy. Fertilizer: Feed monthly in the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Soil: A well-draining potting mix with perlite. Humidity: 40-50%. Temperature: 60-75°F (15-24°C). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Round-leafed fern, Pellaea Rotundifolia. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction An easy-to-grow fern, Button Fern (a.k.a. Pellaea Rotundifolia) is perfect for those who are new to plants or have a difficult time keeping them alive. It is also…

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  • Maidenhair Fern
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    Maidenhair Fern

    Welcome to our guide to the Maidenhair Fern, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs… Maidenhair Fern Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: They like to be kept moist at all times, not soggy. Fertilizer: Feed monthly in spring and summer with a half strength balanced feed. Soil: Equal parts peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite.  Humidity: 50-70%  Temperature: 60-70°F (16-21°C). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Venus Maidenhair and Five Fingers. Common issues: Inconsistent watering. Introduction Maidenhair fern is a popular houseplant that can add charm to any place around them. Maidenhair fern is more than just a…

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  • Peacock Fern
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    Peacock Fern

    Welcome to our guide to the Peacock Fern, all you need to know to care and propagate this plant, including soil, water, light and humidity. Peacock Fern Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Keep them moist – check twice a week and water if top 30 or 40% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A really well diluted feed, sparingly. Soil: A normal potting compost. Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 16°C to 30°C (61-86°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Peacock fern, spikemoss, selaginella willdenowii. Common issues: Underwatering, leaf yellowing. Introduction Peacock fern aka spikemoss aka selaginella willdenowii, is a great little…

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  • Macho Fern
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    Macho Fern (Nephrolepis Biserrata)

    Welcome to our guide to the Macho Fern we cover all you need to know about care and propagation… Macho Fern Care Summary Light needs: Low to medium indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil weekly, water if top half is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced feed every few months in the spring and summer. Soil: Rich peat based compost with perlite. Humidity: 70%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Macho Fern, Nephrolepis biserrata, Broad Sword Fern, Giant Sword Fern. Common issues: Lack of water and moisture. Introduction Welcome to our guide to the Nephrolepis biserrata a.k.a. the Macho fern. Native…

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  • Birds Nest Fern Care
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    Birds Nest Fern Care

    Bird nests ferns are relatively easy to care for, make sure it gets plenty of humidity. Birds Nest Fern Care Summary Light needs: They will tolerate most household light conditions where there is some indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Only water when the top layer of soil (half a finger depth) is dry. Fertilizer: They will tolerate most household light conditions where there is indirect sunlight. Soil: All purpose, well draining potting compost. Humidity: Mist them when watering. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (65-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Asplenium nidus, nest fern. Common issues: Overwatering/root rot. Intro These circular ferns originate from tropical forest…

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  • Blue Star Fern
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    Blue Star Fern

    The key to caring for a blue star fern is to be careful of heavy wet soil as this plant is an epiphyte… Blue Star Fern Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when the top half of the soil is dry, check it once a week. Fertilizer: Use a balanced fertilizer once a month in summer. Soil: Very well draining soil with 25% perlite. Humidity: 50-60%. Temperature: 18-26ºC (64-79ºF). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Root rot. Introduction The phlebodium blue star a.k.a. the blue star fern. It is known for it’s blue-ish almost silver leaves. See also: Macho Fern…

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  • Rabbit's Foot Fern Care
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    Rabbit’s Foot Fern Care

    Rabbit foot fern care is straight forward as long as your keep them wet but don’t over water and keep them out of direct sunlight. Rabbit’s Foot Fern Care Summary Light needs: Low and medium indirect light. Watering needs: They like to be kept wet, water them once the top layer of soil (an inch or 3 cms) has dried out. Fertilizer: Multipurpose fertilizer once a month in spring and summer, well diluted. Soil: A well draining peat based potting compost. Humidity: 60% or more. Temperature: 18-25°C (64-77°F). Normal household temperatures, but don’t let your ferns get down to below 10°C (50°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare…

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  • Sprengeri Fern (Asparagus Fern)
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    Sprengeri Fern (Asparagus Fern)

    The key to Sprengeri Fern care is to mist it regularly and water it well…. Sprengeri Fern (Asparagus Fern) Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Let the top layer of soil dry out before watering again. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer, diluted with twice as much water. Soil: A potting compost rich in organic matter. Humidity: 40%. Temperature: 18-25°C (64-77°F). Normal household temperatures. Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Asparagus fern, lace fern, asparagus setaceus. Common issues: Over or underwatering. Introduction Welcome to our guide to sprengeri fern aka asparagus fern, a fine and feathery…

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