Fishbone Fern - Nephrolepis
Nephrolepis, commonly known as Fishbone Fern, is a genus of tropical ferns native to tropical and subtropical regions. It is known for its unique, flattened fronds that resemble fishbones. The fronds grow in a rosette pattern and are usually light green in color. Fishbone Fern is popular as a houseplant due to its low maintenance requirements and ability to purify the air. It prefers bright, indirect light, and moist soil. Overwatering should be avoided as it can cause root rot.
- Light: Fishbone Fern prefers partial shade to deep shade. Avoid placing it in a spot that receives too much direct sunlight as it can scorch the fronds.
- Water: Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Avoid overwatering as it can cause root rot. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again.
- Humidity: Fishbone Fern prefers a humid environment.
- Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix and ensure that the pot has good drainage holes to prevent water from sitting in the bottom.
- Fertilizer: Fertilize Fishbone Fern once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.
- Pruning: Prune brown or yellow fronds as needed to maintain a neat appearance.
By following these tips, your Fishbone Fern should thrive and bring a touch of the tropical to your home.
Our plants are always supplied with nursery pot. Please note, therefore, that the size specifications always refer to the height of the plant including the plant pot. Deviations of a few centimeters cannot always be ruled out as you are buying a natural living product. The height depends on several factors and can also vary slightly seasonally.
Origin: Florida, West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America, Polynesia and Africa
Family Name: Nephrolepidaceae
Flower Color: None
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