Mini Fern Plant
Mini fern, sometimes also refers as Boston Compacta is a small-leafed fern plant with a unique appearance due to its short slender pointed straight fronds. This smallest Boston fern species with bright green fern fronds forms a dense pile. This small-leaved shrub is ideal for shaded small gardens, Terrariums and fairy gardens. It makes a lovely little houseplant and is great for terrariums that need hydration even in soil – neither too dry nor too wet. The mini fern grows naturally as an epiphyte in warm, moist tropical rain forests. Despite its tropical origin, it thrives as a low-light houseplant.
Height: can grow up to 3 feet in diameter.
- Light: Bright indirect sunlight
- Watering: Water once or twice a week
- Maintenace: easy-going, Low maintenance plant
- Fertilize every 2-3 weeks for better growth.
Uses Groundcover, Large containers, or hanging baskets. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies, and/or birds and is often seen as a perfect place for bird nests.
Re-potting Tips: Repot once the plant outgrows the current pot, use a pot not bigger than 2″ at a time. Make sure to use good quality soil mix while repotting.
Indoor Lighting: bright indirect light, Direct sunlight might scorch its leaves.
Humidity: Prefers high humidity in the air.
Temperature: Average room temperatures
Soil: Use soil type with good aeration and drainage
Fun Fact: Air-purifying
Ferns constitute an ancient division of vascular plants, some of them as old as the Carboniferous Period (beginning about 359 million years ago) and perhaps older. Their type of life cycle, dependent upon spores for dispersal, long preceded the seed-plant life cycle.