Most people assume ferns thrive in the shadows, but these Crocodile Ferns need some light, so don’t hide them in dark corners. Medium, indirect dappled light will bring out the best in them (picture them under a thick canopy of trees on a sunny day). Avoid direct sunlight.
Ferns need constant moisture, but don’t let them sit in standing water. Only certain types of wetland ferns can live in that environment. More importantly, do not neglect to water your fern. When that happens, you will find a dying fern surrounded by a ring of brown, crunchy leaves.
All ferns, including Crocodile Fern, love loose, nutrient-rich potting soil. Use a soil medium that can retain moisture but also allows for draining excess water to avoid root rot. Most pre-mixed soils will suffice. Make sure that there is plenty of organic matter, like coco-coir, peat moss, or shredded leaves, and avoid soils that contain moisture retaining crystals. If your soil drains too quickly, we recommend re-potting your Microsorium musifolium into a compost-rich soil mixture with fewer drainage materials.
Ferns adapt easily to most household temperatures. They prefer to live in cooler temps but can withstand temperatures into the 90’s. They’ll just need more water and shade during a heatwave.
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