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Lemon Button Fern, Nephrolepis Cordifolia Duffii - Plant

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The Nephrolepis, or Lemon Button Fern, is one of the most pleasant small ferns an Indoor Gardener can grow.

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1 Lemon Button Fern, Nephrolepis Cordifolia Duffii - Plant
2 6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Once it finds its place in your home, and you establish its care cycle, its pretty much care-free. A small fern that grows to about a foot high and not much more across, it boasts tiny arching stems.

Leaves are round with very small serrated edges that alternate up the stem.When handled, theres a lemon scent, which in addition to its yellowish gold color gives the fern its name.The Nephrolepis is the smallest of the Boston ferns and good for the beginning Indoor Gardener. The plant usually starts off in a small pot of no more than 4 inches, and never progresses much out of a 6to 8inch container.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Duffy Fern, Lemon Button Fern,Erect Sword Fern
Maximum Reachable Height Height: 6-12 inchesWidth: 12-18 inches
Flower Colour green
Bloom Time Non-flowering
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

Give them plenty of organic matter when planting and don, t crowd them.Wear sturdy gloves to protect your hands from prickly thorns. Have a hose or bucket of water and all your planting tools nearby. In its native habitat, it may grow to as much as 7 inch tall. It is an easy and popular fern to grow indoo

Lemon Button Fern care

Watch the base of the fronds. If they turn brown, youre either under- or over-watering. Care for the Lemon Button Fern is similar to that for any of the Boston Ferns, but as with any plant, pay attention to its particular needs in your location.

Sunlight low, filtered shade; no direct afternoon sun
Watering moderate, keep soil moist, dont let it dry out; dont allow it to get soggy
Soil mix peat moss into potting soil; well draining
Temperature 60 F
Fertilizer spring-early fall, once per 3-4 weeks; liquid fertilizer, half strength

Lemon Button Fern special feature

As an indoor fern, it is perhaps best for pedestals or hanging baskets. Locations in or near bathrooms or kitchens may have better humidity. Where winter hardy outdoors, it may be grown in groups or massed in shady areas, or it may be sited at the base of shrubs or around trees.

Lemon Button Fern uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

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Frequently Asked Questions

When to plant fern bulbs?

You can plant Fern bulbs in the spring and summer season for better result(Feb-April).

Do fern plants need sunlight?

Ferns need indirect bright light. In case of direct sunlight the leaves may get burnt.

Can fern plants be outside?

Yes, you can plant fern outside in your garden at shady location where indirect bright light is available.

Will ferns grow in full shade?

Yes, Ferns can grow in full shade, wherever indirect bright light is available.

Are fern plants poisonous?

No, all ferns are not poisonous but spore of some ferns plants are poisonous if they are ingested.

Will ferns grow in sandy soil?

Yes, they can grow in sandy soil. Make sure the growing medium is not dried out for long time.

What does a fern plant look like?

It depends on the species of Ferns plants but most of the Ferns have some similar character like the leaves of ferns are called fronds and they all have different sizes, shapes and textures. There are the tiny, soft fronds of maidenhair ferns, the fronds of many ferns begin as small, curled balls as they grow, they change shape and start to look like the neck of a violin. All ferns have spores that look like small dots on the undersides of the fronds.

How to plant fern bulbs?

To plant consider the following points
1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes.
2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot.
3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil.
4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days.
5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure.
1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving indirect bright light.
2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in.
3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil.
4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get indirect bright light. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June July).

Do fern plants need a lot of water?

No Ferns doesnt need lot of water like other plants . Just apply water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.

Can fern grow indoors?

Yes, you can grow Fern indoors wherever indirect bright light is available. Also Ferns require more humidity.

How to revive the fern plant?

Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants, and water it when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment. Avoid it from harsh sunlight and keep it in shade location. Apply any balanced organic fertilizer and apply water immediately after fertilizer application.

When to repot the fern plant?

You can repot your fern plants if you seen these signs.
1. If the plants overgrown in the current pot.
2. If roots are growing through the drainage hole at the bottom of the planter.
3. If roots are pushing the plant up, out of the planter.

How to grow fern plants?

You can grow your fern plants from spores, from bulbs, by splitting near root-ball etc.
1. Sunlight- Indirect bright light is required.
2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.
3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.
4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season.

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What are fern plants good for?

Ferns are recommended as low maintenance houseplants. They are good as mass of lush green foliage, some ferns are best known for air purifying houseplants. This evergreen plant not only helps to rid the home of harmful toxins it improves humidity by helping to restore moisture to the air naturally.

When to plant fern?

It is always better to plant fern in the month of February to June.

Can fern grow in water?

Fern can grow in water, if they are trained to grow it from its initial stage, better to pour some water on top of the pebbles, as the water evaporates, the humidity will help the fern to grow.

Where to plant fern?

You can plant your fern in any shady location where indirect bright are available.

Why is my fern plant leaves turning brown?

The browning of fern leaf is mainly due to over-watering, under watering and exposure to dry air.

Where do fern plants grow?

Ferns plants grow in different places like moist places, shady forests, crevices in rock faces, particularly when sheltered from the full sun, acid wetlands including bogs and swamps etc. In House grow them to decorate living room corners etc.

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