Microsorum Musifolium ‘Crocodile Fern’

What To Expect

You will receive a healthy plant that meets our strict quality standards in a nursery pot size of your choosing. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos. We offer a plant health guarantee on all of our plants! Please see our Shipping Policy and Refund Policy for more information. We also include shipping heat packs at no charge as needed during cold weather. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us!


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