Microsorum musifolium 'Crocodile Fern'

$ 30.00
Size: 4" Pot
Embodying its moniker to perfection, Microsorum musifolium 'Crocodile Fern' is an exotic houseplant native to the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. Its foliage is an enchanting array of deep green, almost prehistoric-looking fronds that mimic the scaly hide of a crocodile, hence its captivating name. Growing to a maximum height and width of about 2 feet, this fern's unique, elongated leaves can stretch up to 12 inches long, adding a dramatic flair to any indoor or outdoor setting. This fern is epiphytic in nature, meaning it can grow on other plants or objects without being parasitic, and is often found creeping over logs or stones in its natural habitat. When planted in a pot or container, the 'Crocodile Fern' will add a fascinating dimension to your space with its arching fronds, creating a cascading waterfall effect. Despite its impressive size, the 'Crocodile Fern' is a relatively slow grower, but its steady development allows for a more controlled and manageable growth. Aptly suited for a terrarium or a shady corner of a rock garden, this fern thrives in a humid environment, mimicking the damp and shady conditions of its tropical forest home. Although it doesn't produce any conspicuous flowers, the true beauty of the 'Crocodile Fern' lies in its distinctive, patterned foliage that provides a mesmerizing visual texture. While it doesn't develop a caudex like some other ferns, its creeping rhizomes - the horizontal stems from which the leaves grow - can spread out over the surface of the soil or potting mix, giving it a unique, sprawling growth habit. Moreover, its rough-textured fronds are not only aesthetically pleasing but also serve a practical purpose. They are able to retain moisture, which makes this fern a resilient choice for those new to plant care. The 'Crocodile Fern' is more than just a houseplant; it's a statement piece that brings a touch of the wild into your home or garden. Its fascinating appearance, combined with its hardy nature, makes it an irresistible choice for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts. Enjoy the mesmerizing spectacle of this plant's scaly foliage and revel in the tropical ambiance it brings to your space.

Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!

Size: 4" Pot

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