How big do Austral gem ferns get?

about 18 inches tall
Planting & Growing Austral Gem Bird’s Nest Fern will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front.

How do you take care of Austral gem ferns?

Austral Gem tolerates most indoor conditions, including bright indirect light and even shady locations. Water thoroughly when the soil starts to dry. Grow this, like other ferns, in a hanging basket or a container set upon a pedestal or plant stand. Use it as a nice focal point or mix with other indoor containers.

How often should I water Austral gem fern?

Austral Gem Fern needs 0.8 cups of water every 7 days when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5.0″ pot.

Is Austral gem fern toxic?

This fern is native to Australia. Although many ferns are non-toxic and therefore pet safe, the Austral Gem is a toxic hybrid and it is not pet safe.

Is a fern a good indoor plant?

In general, ferns with tough, leathery foliage are better suited to normal (dry) indoor conditions, whereas feathery, delicate types do best in greenhouses or terrariums where the humidity can easily be kept higher.

How often should I water my lemon button fern?

Water. As with most ferns, the lemon button fern should never be allowed to fully dry out. Water your fern at least once a week to ensure that the soil stays consistently moist. While these ferns appreciate consistent moisture, never waterlog the soil as it can lead to root rot.

Why is my Austral gem fern dying?

A dying fern is usually because of underwatering or low humidity due to air currents indoors. Typically the humidity indoors is around 10% whereas ferns require a higher humidity of 40%. Low humidity causes the leaves turn brown, crispy and dried out with a dying appearance.

What is a button fern?

Button fern houseplants are small and low-growing ferns with arching fronds of beautiful, round leaflets. They are native to New Zealand and are not as fussy as the majority of other ferns. This plant is not to be confused with the lemon button fern which is a completely different plant (Nephrolepsis cordifolia).

Are Australian ferns toxic to cats?

Asparagus ferns (aka emerald ferns, sprengeri ferns, or lace ferns) are a popular houseplant, but the ASPCA tells us they’re harmful to cats. The leaves of this wispy plant are toxic, and the berries can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain if your cat ingests them.

Do ferns attract bugs?

Well, the ferns do not attract any bugs on their own, but you will often see this plant getting affected by the common bugs in the gardening world. Since many insects feed on the sap released from the plant’s branches and stems, it’s not an unusual thing to see them on this plant.

Does a fern need sunlight?

Provide Ample Light They are adapted to the dappled sunlight of the forest floor. So make sure your fern is getting enough bright, filtered light to thrive. Otherwise, they will get yellow fronds. However, few ferns can withstand full midday sun and will quickly begin to turn brown.

Should I mist my lemon button fern?

Lemon Button Fern Care Rich organic well drained soil is preferred. Once new growth appears, cut back old fronds. Mist in the winter to maintain humidity.