Jester’s Crown Fern is an ancient plant native to the rainforests of Australia and New Guinea. Ferns are thought to be one of the oldest plants on earth. Its dense, dark green fronds will accent any surface. It gained a lot of names because of the interesting shape of its foliage. Depending on the region, this plant can be referred to as Boston Fern, Subject Jester’s Crown, or Sword Fern.
Grow Pot Size: 4” and 6”
Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 10-20” depending on the grow pot size.
Plant Care Level: Easy
Aside from making your home cozier, these plants also filter the air and dust, which is great for people with allergies and respiratory problems. Jester's Crown Fern also improves the oxygen content of the air, making them the perfect indoor plants.
Fern ‘Jester's Crown’ Care tips
Binomial Name: Nephrolepis exaltata
Common Names: Sunjets ‘Jester’s Crown’, Sword Fern
- Indirect medium or part shade lighting is preferred. Harsh direct sunlight will cause burning.
- Ferns prefer that their soil be kept evenly moist. Rather than dry or sopping wet.
- Mist in the mornings to increase the fern's relative humidity. And keep the fronds looking fresh!
The Fern ‘Jester's Crown’ Story
Where is it from?
‘Jester’s Crown’ or Sword Ferns are native to Australia and New Guinea. However, different types of sword ferns can even be found in the Pacific Northwest of North America.
Who is the Fern ‘Jester's Crown’?
The ‘Jester’s Crown’ Fern is easy to care for and a rewarding plant to have at home. Not only do they look great but they are proficient growers and can really boost the look of your home. They grow large sword-shaped fronds upright out of their center that will gently arc over.
Good For You!
Breath? This fern is a strong natural air purifier!
Is the Fern ‘Jester's Crown’ the right plant for me?
Ferns in general need higher humidity levels in order to be happy, and the ‘Jester's Crown’ is no different. They typically can be found growing in tree canopies, branches, or along the bottom of the forest floor. This close proximity protects them from direct sunlight and allows them to capitalize on the moisture build-up from the ground or trees.
If you can commit to checking your fern's soil every 5 to 7 days Then you should have no problem encouraging healthy growth.
Pet Friendly: Yes! This plant is safe to have at home. Be mindful that some cats can’t seem to keep from playing with the cascading fronds!
Location Suggestions: We suggest keeping this plant in areas of your home that have higher humidity. Smaller rooms like an office! Or in the bathroom or kitchen where there is ample moisture in the air!