My contrasting dark wiry stems and delicate small round leaves give me an elegant and stand-out appearance; I can be a little bit fussy to look after but I promise I'm worth it.
The Stem Pledge
To see me at my best
Put me in light shade and mist me!
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
Keep me in light shade and out of direct sunlight.
Water when top of soil is dry, make sure to allow to drain in between waterings.
Feed me once a month in spring and summer.
Mist me regularly and keep the temperature at around 15-20°C.
If my stems at the base look worse for wear, snip them off and they will regenerate soon enough.
Things to look out for
Brown and crispy frondsMost likely due to low humidity, mist more frequently and make sure not too close to a heat source.
Pale leavesMake sure your fern is getting the right light level, move to somewhere with light shade.
Yellow leavesMake sure you are not under/over-watering, make sure you allow top of soil to dry out in between waterings.
Child and pet friendlyNon-toxic.
Air-purificationFerns have been shown to be effective at removing formaldehyde, xylene and toluene from the air.