Hey there, I am Fern Chester! Did you know ferns are the oldest plants in the world? They have been thriving for over 300 million years! My attractive feather fern leaves will surely look delightful in your home. I appreciate a little TLC, so I need someone who will take good care of me :) Don't get me wrong, I'm easy to grow indoors, just give me a little lovin' and I'll provide you with the cleanest air! If you like to water plants, then I'm the one for you. I'm one of the most pet friendly plants all around!
Difficulty: easy to grow with minimal upkeep
Light Needed: moderate, bright, indirect light
Water: a lot, always keep soil moist
Ferns are some of the oldest plants and are able to grow in an astonishing array of environments. Fern Chester is easy to grow indoors and makes for a popular houseplants. It is a natural air humidifier and helps to purify the air around you.
Size: Medium (6”)
Where I’m From: Tropical Americas
Botanical Name: Nephrolepis obliterata Jester's Crown
Nicknames: Fern Chester, Chester “Jesters crown”, hybrid of Boston Fern
Favorite Hangout Spots: Bathrooms with steamy showers or kitchens!
This plant loves a cool, shady location so indoors with bright, indirect light makes for the perfect spot. It can also thrive in low light conditions but if you see the leaves turn yellow, this means your plants needs more light. Avoid direct sun and this may burn the leaves.
If you like to water plants, this ones for you. Keep the soil moist at all times. Water the plant about every 1-3 days and do not let it dry out completely between waterings, with the exception of winter. In winter, only water when the soil is dry.
Prefers normal household temperatures of about 65-75°F and will suffer if it drops below 50°F. Make sure not to place this place near any cold or hot drafts, so keep away from air vents or doors.
Ferns needs moisture and do the best with high humidity, which is why the bathroom is such a great location! Mist the foliage once or twice a day or consider getting a humidifier if your home is typically dry.
It can span up to 4-5' long with proper care. Provide well-drained soil preferably with organic matter, and feed a slow release fertilizer spring through autumn to help keep the leaves green. Do not fertilize in winter.
Non-toxic and safe for people, cats, and dogs.
Ferns have existed for over 300 millions years, making them the oldest plant in the world!