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Kangaroo Paw Fern,

Microsorum diversifolium
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Placement

Placement

Place your Fern near a window that gets morning or late afternoon sun or in a room that gets a medium amount of natural light. Bright, sunny, or overly warm windows should be avoided as direct sunlight will make the plant lose it's leaves or turn the leaves yellow. Rotate the plant occasionally to encourage even growth.

Light Requirements

Light Requirements

The Fern tolerates low sunlight, but will thrive in bright, indirect sunlight.

Watering Needs

Watering Needs

Water moderately so that the soil remains damp, not soggy. Water when the surface becomes slightly dry. When watering, water the plant moderately and slowly from above, allowing water to soak through to the roots, then tip out any excess water. Water from the sides rather directly onto the leaves. Dry soil should be avoided. Reduce watering during the cold season.

Temperature Preferences

Temperature Preferences

Does well at room temperature between 60°F - 75°F. Cold temperatures should be avoided.

Humidity Tolerance

Humidity Tolerance

The Fern requires higher levels of humidity, around 75% or above. Use a humidifier or occasionally mist the plant to increase humidity.

Repotting Needs

Repotting Needs

The plant can live happily in the provided pot for up to a year. Check if the plant is ready to be repotted by touching the soil and seeing if it has become loose, or if the roots have become overgrown. Repot using a rich, well-draining soil. When your plant is ready to be repotted, you can follow our simple how-to guide.

Unhealthy Plant Signs

Unhealthy Plant Signs

Browning, falling leaves may be a sign of underwatering. Holes on leaves may be a sign of pests. Cut off any damaged fronds to encourage new growth.

Toxicity

Toxicity

This plant is pet-friendly.

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