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
Healthy & happy plant in premium soil
Biodegradable grow pot (6" x 5") or Eco-Friendly Root Pouch (1 gallon)
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We guarantee our plants will arrive healthy or we will replace them for free
BIODEGRADABLE GROW POT
Our biodegradable grow pots are made of 50% sphagnum peat, wood fiber and lime to adjust the pH. The peat content provides a combination of superior root penetration, good drainage and aeration whilst the wood fibers strengthen the pot.
Designed for easy transplant. They are 100% compostable and approved for organic production. Simply place the entire biodegradable pot into your planter and the roots of your plant will soon grow through and decompose the pot.
ECO-FRIENDLY ROOT POUCH
Our recycled & semi-degradable eco-friendly fabric bags are made from a mix all natural fibers and recycled plastic water bottles saved from landfills. The breathable fabric allows for your plants to stay cool in the summer and provides good drainage to avoid overwatering. They provide a healthy environment for your plant to grow by pruning the roots and creating dense, healthy root structures.
These fabric bags are washable and recyclable. It will take 1-2 years for the bags to semi degrade. Use your fabric bag as a decorative planter and remove from the bag when it is time to repot. This planter is designed by Root Pouch.
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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
Chester arrived bushy and ready to take his place in our home! He's doing well with his siblings and enjoying his new home. Very healthy and green!
It arrived in perfect condition
I bought this Fern Chester as an early holiday gift for my partner who has been wanting plant friends but hasn't had the budget. It arrived in a timely fashion and was very perky! The only minor things were that small parts of the fern were sticking out of the box upon arrival, meaning: 1) It was not a surprise and 2) They could not be saved upon unpacking, and 2) There was a fair amount of loose dirt that scattered when I took the plant out of the box. But nothing compared to plants I've gotten elsewhere! Would definitely buy from 34Vine again!