Microsorum Musifolium ‘Crocodile Fern’

Description

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