This delicately adorable fern has heart-shaped foliage that is placed upon small brown, fuzzy stems. The foliage starts small and quickly grows to about 4” long. This water and the humidity-loving plant would suit a bathroom or kitchen with bright indirect light. A unique alternative to the traditional fern!
Grow Pot Size: 4” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 7-9" Plant Care Level: Medium
Fern ‘Heart’ Care Tips
Other Common Names: Tongue Fern
Binomial Name:Hemionitis arifolia
Care Level: Medium
Light: Bright indirect
Water: Keep soil slightly moist
Pet Friendly: Yes
The Fern ‘Heart’ Story
Where is it from? The Heart Fern can be found growing on trees, in the canopies of Southeast Asia.
Who is the Fern ‘Heart’? The Heart Fern is a delicate dwarf variety! The leather green leaves sit on a thin stem creating a mini canopy! As an epiphytic fern that grows on trees and vines, absorbing nutrients from their surfaces!
Good For You! Practice Self Care: Use your time as misting this plant for self-reflection and peaceful thoughts!
Is the Fern ‘Heart’ the right plant for me?
This fern can be a slightly tricky fern to keep happy, The key to their hearts is keeping the soil evenly moist and the leaves moisturized! Daily spritzing is a great way to keep the leaves hydrated!
Pet Friendly: Yes, but we recommend keeping plants away from curious pets.
Location Suggestions: Bedrooms, bathrooms, and terrariums!
Keep the soil slightly moist, allow for the soil to almost dry in between watering. Water thoroughly and drain any excess water.
This can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Average from 65°F to 75°F
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Gently remove dried or brown stems at their base. No need to remove the rabbit feet.
General Information About Your Plant
Non-toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children.