Microsorum Musifolium ‘Crocodile Fern’


Another addition for those of you who love those prehistoric feeling plants! As they mature, ‘Crocodile Ferns’ become more rigid and pronounced in their leaf shape/pattern and can grow up to 5 feet wide! Be sure to keep the soil evenly moist and do your best to mimic the lighting conditions of the jungle floor and you’ll have a happy plant for years to come! 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Microsorum Musifolium
  • Common Name(s): Crocodile Fern
  • Family: Polypodiaceae
  • Native Range: Southeast Asia/Australia 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate 
  • Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Humidity: Moderate to High
  • Temperature: 60+F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
  • Feeding: Fertilize using a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer every 2-3 months during spring and summer
  • Propagation: Division when repotting
  • Growth: bushy, upright
  • Common Pests: mealybugs, scale - prevent with regular showering of the leaves 
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic