Heart Fern

Heart Fern

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These low light, heart shaped leaded ferns are not only adorable, but do a great job at cleaning your air!

Fern Care

Temperature: Temperatures from 60-75ºF (15-24ºC) is advised. No lower than 55ºF (13ºC).
Light: Provide indirect bright light - avoiding direct sunlight. Direct sunlight will scorch the leaves and turn the rhizomes brown, especially with low humidity levels. A small amount of sun (not midday sun) will not cause too much harm and can encourage plant health, but it's a bit risky with this fern.
Watering: Try and keep the soil moist at all times, without leaving the soil soaked. This species only has small roots so it's taking most of it's water and nutrients from the top soil and stroring them within it's rhizomes.
Soil: A well draining potting soil that is peat based will suffice.
Re-Potting: Re-pot within spring to a slightly larger pot in width - if the rhizomes and roots need more room. This is a good time to cut away rhizomes to propagate new plants. Don't plant the rhizomes in the soil!
Fertilizer: From the beginning of spring until the end of fall use a diluted liquid feed once every 2 - 3 weeks.
Humidity: I would increase the humidity in a room to keep the plant looking healthy. Misting will help but your likely to need to place the plant on a humidity tray or use a humidifier when the air is dry.
Propagation: To propagate divide 2 inch sections of a rhizome and include at least one stem with a frond. You will have to pin the rhizome within moist potting soil using strong wire or toothpicks. Once you see new growth, new plants are growing.