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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

How to Care Fishtail Fern (nephrolepis falcata)

This particular large fern variety is known as Fish-Tail Fern (nephrolepis falcata)
I had hard time placing this as they seemed not to fit well in small space areas as the leaves span long and form forked at tips.

This unique leaf formation resembles like a fishtail fern, it also have invasive roots where it trails to form a new root-ball forming new fern fronts.


It requires good watering, too less watering may cause leaf drop and droopy. 
Too much water can cause the leaves to turn yellow the tips.

It won't do well in epiphyte mix medium like orchid mix type - this require soil based medium, ideally 50% potting mix and 50% sand (fast draining medium)


Chicken manure or light organic fertilizer works best for this type of fern.


Unlike most ferns, this one can handle direct hot sun and bright shade as well. 
Ideally bright shade works best for optimum for darker well formed leaf formation.

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