[Crocodile Fern]
[Crocodile Fern]
[Crocodile Fern]
[Crocodile Fern]
[Crocodile Fern]
[Crocodile Fern]
[Crocodile Fern]
[Crocodile Fern]
[Crocodile Fern]
[Crocodile Fern]
[Crocodile Fern]
[Crocodile Fern]
[Crocodile Fern]
[Crocodile Fern]

INGWENYA [Crocodile Fern]

Microsorum crocodyllus

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Found growing naturally in the forests of Australia & New Guinea, the Crocodile Fern is a unique fern indeed, with leaf patterns that resemble the skin of a crocodile. The fronds are however beautifully delicate in nature.

Comes in a 12cm grow pot. Decorative pots sold separately  

Flat shipping rates apply per order (add more plants & pay the same on shipping). Gauteng R79. Rest of South Africa R119 (Except Limpopo, Mpumalanga & Northern Cape R149).

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Caring for Ingwenya

Light

Low to medium. Crocodile Ferns live under the forest canopy, so do not enjoy direct sunlight. If the leaves start fading in colour to pale yellow from their bright apple green, it could be getting too much sun.

Water & humidity

Water when the very top layer of soil is dry to the touch, keeping the soil evenly moist, but not soggy or drenched. Most ferns enjoy moist, but not waterlogged soil. These ferns prefer higher humidity levels and may need additional humidity in dry winters. Brown, crispy leaf edges means humidity/soil moisture is too low. Read our humidity tips here.

Feeding

Crocodile Ferns like small regular feedings. Feed monthly with a small amount of organic fertiliser at half dose. Too much will cause yellow spots on the leaves.

Re-potting

Epiphytic plants grow with a minimum amount of organic material, and will continue growing above the soil. Only re-pot if their weight tips the pot over. Never pot epiphytic plants with normal potting soil! Use a loose, aerated and friable soil that drains well, like African Violet potting soil that holds moisture, but drains well. 

Atrium Top Tip

Due to this plant's moisture loving nature, fungal infections can become a problem. Avoid watering directly into the centre of the plant, as trapped water here can cause fungal infections, rather water directly onto the soil. Trim any dead overcrowded leaves to encourage new growth and good air flow, which will discourage fungal disease and rot. 

Quirky plant fact

In the wild, Crocodile Ferns can grow up to two metres high, but will likely only grow to around 30cm high and wide in a home envrionment. 

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