Fuffy Ruffle Fern
Nephrolepis exaltata is a lusciously thick evergreen fern with beautiful sword-shaped leaves. In its larger native form (the Boston Fern) it’s a super popular houseplant and has been since the Victorian period. Thankfully for us, it also comes in a few dwarf varieties that are perfect for terrariums – this ‘Fluffy Ruffles’ cultivar and the ‘Marisa’ being two of them. This miniature fern only grows up to 12 inches and has a characteristic fluffy texture.
As Nephrolepis exaltata is sensitive to moisture and humidity, most of the visible issues are due to these. Yellowing leaves are a sign of too little humidity, and shedding fronds are a sign of excessive dryness.