If you haven’t heard about this Japanese beauty then you must have seen this attractive and compact epiphytic plant with strappy fronds that originate from the central rosette. When it grows larger, its shape looks more like a bird’s nest and the tiny curled fronds look like bird’s eggs. The leaves of the plant grow up to 2 feet long when kept as a stunning house plant. The fronds when uncurled are long, glossy and wavy giving a picture-perfect look. Be it your tabletop or floor, it can complement any area in your house to give it a lush green look. Remember that he is a bit delicate when have tiny fronds so keep him with love and care.
Pet Safe: Yes
Skill Level: I require some experience
He doesn’t like to stay directly under the bright sunlight because it can become the cause of his ultimate end. Medium light will work perfectly for him to regain his energy levels. Some filtered sunlight with moderate shade and a north facing window is a perfect choice for him.
Being a fern, he always needs moisture but doesn’t like to stay in a saggy soil. Do water him whenever the top inch of the soil becomes arid. Try not to water him directly in the center otherwise the mold growth and the nest can rot. So, water him recurrently.
This baby is super active and happy when you keep him indoors with a warm temperature between 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature drops below 50-degree Fahrenheit, it can harm him badly.
He settles for medium to high humidity levels to maintain itself. You can keep him in humid environments, such as a bathroom, greenhouse, or terrarium. You can either use a humidifier for this purpose but if it is not budget-friendly, you can go for the tray with water and pebbles. But you have to ensure that the bottom of the pot isn’t dipped in water because this can cause root rot.
He usually propagates through spores present at the underside of the leaf which is not easy at all. Instead of cloning this at home, it is better to buy off a brand-new plant from a greenhouse to avoid complications of propagation.
Use a light application of a premium quality liquid fertilizer twice or thrice a week to provide him with sufficient nutrients. It is better to dilute your fertilizer solution to at least half the recommended dose to eliminate any chances of its burn.
A quite interesting piece of information that Fossils told us is that the ferns came into existence millions of years before dinosaurs! Amazing!
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It depends on your location. At this time we are unable to ship outside of the Continental United States. This includes Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Guam. We are sorry for this inconvenience.
Most definitely we ship year around, despite your local weather conditions. However, we recommend at least one Heat Pack per 3 houseplants.
We will generally process your order within 2-5 business days of your order being placed. Holiday shipping times may vary. We package the plants at our nursery in Southern California to ensure safe shipping. Check out our packing slideshow for an upclose idea of how you should expect the arrival of your plants.
When you receive your plant, it has been growing in it nursery pot for some time. The roots are most likely happy in its pot and most plants like to be more root bound. You can either keep your plant in the nursery pot and use a cache pot to match your home decor theme. We offer a variety of cashe pots for sale. Alternatively you can repot your plant but keep a few things in mind.
A 4’’ pot is recommended for plants with not so fibrous or long wide roots. Be careful while watering them so they don’t hold too much water or their dirt gets too wet.
If the roots are extensive and full, you can use a 6’’ pot for planting.
We you use our Brute Tropical Mix , a recommended soil for indoor houseplants or use a standard potting mix but be more careful about watering instructions as this may cause root rot if the soil stays too wet for too long.
The answer to this is when your water is draining out of the pot completely and never really gets your soil moistened. It is then that there are likely more roots more soil. Repotting is usually done once in a year or so.
Make sure to never "pot up" more than an inch on each side and immediately after potting, lightly water your plant.
Important The first lifestyle photo is for purposes of showing your plants potential size at maturity and is not a true representation of what you will receive.
Live plants will have variations in color, texture, finish, and size. While we make every effort to display our plants as accurately as possible, there may be subtle differences from what is displayed online.
Every plant is fragile and the shipping process is not always kind (or easy). Most of the time we get it right, but sometimes we don’t. When that happens, we fix it – be it a damaged plant or pot due to shipping carrier mishandling. Please inspect your package when you receive your delivery. Should your order arrived damaged, please write an email within 48 hours of arrival to email@example.com or message us on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/theplantshanty/ (make sure to include a photo) and we’ll get back to you in couple of hours.
In the unlikely event a plant is received dead on arrival, it will always be replaced with the same or another plant of the same value.