The lush and feathery Leather Leaf Fern, is one of the best known air purifying houseplants as recommended by NASA. The dark green-colored, lacy-looking, finely-cut, glossy, and triangular-shaped fronds give the plant a tropical appearance. A feature of the leatherleaf fern distinguishing it from most other fern species is it does not have separate reproductive fronds. Instead, the reproductive clusters, called sori, are located on the underside of the dark green leaflets. Since the fern species spreads slowly, it is suitable for growing in small spaces, pots, and hanging baskets as well. It has wiry stems with an upright habit and and a flattened spray of bright green branchelets displayed horizontally. It is a reliable and easy care fern that purifies the air by removing formaldehyde. They thrive in warm and humid climates making them ideal to place even in bathrooms with ample moisture.
Growth Medium: Soil and Cocopeat mix
Pot Description: Round plastic pot
How to Care for Ferns
With good light and adequate humidity and Boston Ferns grow for many years.
Light: Bright but indirect sunlight. Direct harsh rays should be avoided as they can dry up the soil. Filtering sunlight through curtains work well. You can rotate the plant, once in a while, to encourage even growth.
Water: Every alternate day. Soil should be moist at all times but not soggy/over watered.
The leaf turning yellow is a sign of low humidity. To boost humidity, you can either spray/mist or group it with other houseplants as they add moisture to the air as they breathe.
Feed: Liquid fertiliser every two weeks.
You can add a tiny pinch of epsom salt to water and use once in six months to make the leaves greener.
Central and South America
Leather Leaf Fern, Deer's Foot Fern, Iron Fern, Leather Shield Fern, 7-Week Fern
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Q. What is your replacement and returns policy?
Minor in-transit shock is quite natural. In the rare cases that your plant reaches you in a severely damaged condition, we provide free replacements once you share your order ID and images of the damaged product with us.
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Q. The plants received are in coco-peat. Do I need to repot them into regular soil?
Plants can comfortably grow in coco-peat if given feed at regular intervals. If you want to change the media we recommend maintaining the media near the roots and adding soil on the periphery.
Q. The plants I received are in a very small pot. Should I repot them?
We do not recommend repotting plants immediately after delivery as the plants have just travelled for some days before reaching you. You can repot your plant a couple of weeks after it settles in its new environment.
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Q. Won't plants die during shipping?
Plants when packed well can be shipped around the world. We securely pack each plant with great care to make sure it reaches you in a healthy and happy condition. We only sell hardy plants online, and are confident that our plants will reach you feeling excited to be in a new home.
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Q. Is it possible to change the pot of the plant in my order?
As long as the plant is a good fit for the pot, yes we can change the pot. Please add the plant and pot you want to order to your cart and in the order instructions page mention that you would like the plant to be repotted.
Q. I exactly followed the care guide given by you, but my plant doesn't look healthy. What should I do?
Our care guides are a simplified version of what you should follow given our tropical humid climate in Mumbai. However, even small changes in light, temperature, water, humidity, fertilization, and insect infestation can all have an impact on your plant. If you just received your plant, please give it some time - every plant takes time to adjust to a new environment.
Q. Are there any chemicals in our plants?
All our herbs are 100% organic. A few of our ornamental plants may have been chemically treated, but that doesn't mean you have to do that too. Most plants will be quite happy with some cow-poop and vermicompost.
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