Living Lace™ Parvati Mother Fern Asplenium difforme x dimorphum
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This Australian fern has thick, shiny, evergreen, dark green fronds with a waxy coating that helps it be more adaptable than most Aspleniums when humidity levels are lower. It grows slowly to form a dense, compact mound that fits neatly on a nightstand or shelf in your office in moderate, indirect light. It gets the name "mother fern" due to the fact that it produces plant babies on its leaves.Adaptable As HouseplantFoliage InterestHarmful To:Pets
CharacteristicsPlant Type:HouseplantHeight Category:MediumHeight:12 - 18 InchesFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark greenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:LowLight Requirement:Medium
Low - No direct sun, not near a window. Medium - Medium bright indirect light in the AM or PM, typically from an east or west window. High - Bright direct or indirect light for much of the day, typically from a south window.Maintenance Category:ModeratePreferred Temperature:60 - 85 °FWater Category:AverageHumidity Preference:MediumHumidity Preference:HighContainer Soil Type:Indoor Potting MixNeeds Good DrainageUses:DesktopsUses:Epiphyte (a plant that attaches itself to another plant for support)Uses:Humid SpacesUses:Low Light SpacesUses:North Facing WindowsUses Notes:
Not for human or animal consumption.Maintenance Notes:
- For optimal performance, keep at 60-85°F (15-29°C).
- Prefers higher humidity to prevent leaf edges from browning.
- Feed once per month at half strength when plant is actively growing.
- Protect furniture when watering.
- Never allow potting mix to dry out completely as this can cause brown leaf edges. Water as soon as the surface of the potting mix feels mostly dry.
- Ferns tend to need rich, moist, well-drained soil and high humidity to thrive, but this thicker-leaved fern can handle lower humidity levels than most Asplenium.
- Water as soon as the surface of the potting mix feels mostly dry. Never allow potting mix to dry out completely as this can rapidly cause many brown leaf edges. An evenly moist potting mix should be your goal.
- Add some coarse sand or perlite to help improve drainage in your potting mixes.
- Cold drafts can cause their fronds to turn brown on the edges and tips.
- Bright filtered light is best. Directly in front of windows with no direct sun will work, as well as near eastern or western facing windows, but avoid mid-day sun which can be too strong.