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Living Lace Parvati Mother Fern Asplenium difforme x dimorphum

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    Features

    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 Houseplant
    Foliage Interest
    Harmful To: 
    Pets

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Houseplant
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Height: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Low

    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.

    Light 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: 
    Moderate
    Preferred Temperature: 
    60 - 85 °F
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Humidity Preference: 
    Medium
    Humidity Preference: 
    High
    Container Soil Type: 
    Indoor Potting Mix
    Needs Good Drainage
    Uses: 
    Desktops
    Uses: 
    Epiphyte (a plant that attaches itself to another plant for support)
    Uses: 
    Humid Spaces
    Uses: 
    Low Light Spaces
    Uses: 
    North Facing Windows
    Uses 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.  
       
       
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