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Fern 'Crocodile'

Fern 'Crocodile'

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Description: Fern 'Crocodile', also known as Microsorum musifolium 'Crocodyllus', is a distinctive and visually striking fern prized for its unique fronds resembling the texture of a crocodile's skin. Belonging to the Polypodiaceae family, this fern is native to tropical regions of Asia, where it grows in shaded forests and damp habitats. The 'Crocodile' variety is named for its deeply ridged and textured fronds, which add texture and interest to indoor and outdoor spaces alike. With its easy-care nature and tolerance of low light conditions, Fern 'Crocodile' is an excellent choice for adding lush greenery and visual appeal to any garden or interior setting.

🌿 Botanical Name: Microsorum musifolium 'Crocodyllus' (Fern 'Crocodile')

💧 Care Level: Easy. Fern 'Crocodile' is relatively low-maintenance and adapts well to a variety of growing conditions.

📏 Size: The 'Crocodile' Fern can reach a height and spread of 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm), although size may vary depending on growing conditions and care.

☀️ Light: Place the 'Crocodile' Fern in low to moderate indirect light. It thrives in shaded or partially shaded areas and prefers protection from direct sunlight, especially during the hottest part of the day. If grown indoors, place it near a north- or east-facing window where it can receive filtered sunlight.

💧 Water: Water the 'Crocodile' Fern regularly to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water whenever the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil feels dry to the touch, especially during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce watering frequency in the winter months, but do not allow the soil to dry out completely.

💦 Humidity: Fern 'Crocodile' prefers moderate to high humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the foliage regularly, especially during dry indoor conditions or in arid climates.

🌡️ Temperature: The 'Crocodile' Fern prefers temperatures between 60°F to 75°F (15°C to 24°C). It is not frost-tolerant and should be protected from freezing temperatures.

🌱 Soil: Plant the 'Crocodile' Fern in well-draining, fertile soil with good moisture retention. A soil mixture rich in organic matter, such as peat moss or compost, is ideal. Ensure the soil is loose and well-aerated to promote healthy root growth.

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed the 'Crocodile' Fern with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing in the winter months, as the plant's growth slows down during this time.

🔄 Pruning: Prune the 'Crocodile' Fern as needed to maintain its shape and remove any dead, damaged, or yellowing fronds. Use sharp, clean scissors or pruning shears to make clean cuts, and avoid cutting into healthy green tissue.

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