Friday, October 30, 2009

Button fern

This is my very prolific button fern. It's been a peaceful presence on my coffee table for a long time now. At first glance, it really does not look like a fern at all! But indeed it is!

It's official botanical name is Pellaea rotundifolia. How much fun the Latin names can be.! It's fronds appear as streamers of small round or rotund deeply peaceful green leaves.

This native of New Zealand is usually sold in small pots but it's fronds can grow to almost 12 inches long. It prefers cooler temperatures.  

  • Care Instructions-- 
  • Bright indirect light or some morning sun. 
  • Water it as soon as the top of the soil feels dry.  Give it a thorough soak when it's ready.  
  • Mist daily or provide humidity in some way.
  • Fertilize regularly.

**To see other plants on this blog click here:   The Indoor Garden blog
***For a variety of  video clips on houseplant care from my 90's TV series, click here:The Indoor Garden TV show

No comments:

Post a Comment