The soft feathery foliage on my wiry stems gives me an almost miniature tree-like look. Despite my name I'm not a true fern and I'm actually easier to look after than the real ferns.
The Stem Pledge
To see me at my best
Put me in a bright room out of the direct sun, and make sure my soil stays moist.
Height is measured from the bottom of the plastic nursery pot (please allow a +/-10% variance). Diameter is the nursery pot diameter, so to get a pot that fits, the pot diameter should be bigger.
How to look after me
I like bright indirect light and can also deal with light shade. Avoid putting me in direct sunlight.
Keep the soil moist but not damp. Water me less frequently over winter months.
Feed me once a month in spring and summer.
Occasional misting will help to keep my foliage fresh and airy.
Things to look out for
Yellowing foliageOlder foliage at the bottom will yellow naturally. If the yellowing is widespread, the room temperature may be too high or it could also indicate that I am over or under-watered.
Brown leave edgesToo much sun - move me to somewhere shadier and make sure to keep my soil moist.
ToxicToxic if ingested - keep away from children and pets.
Air-purificationKnown to absorb benzene, octane, toluene and alpha-pinene from the air.