Nephrolepis exaltata is well-known for its wispy light-green leaves that resembles the childhood favourite cotton candy. The fluffy leaves of the fern cotton candy rise up and outwards as it grows. It may grow up to 5 feet tall under optimal conditions and is also known as the Suzy Wong fern. Consider 5 feet of cloud-like beauty.
Fertilizer/ feed for the plant: Use a decent compost while potting, and then treat your fern with a well-balanced NPK fertiliser once a month throughout the growing season. Overfertilization should be avoided.
Repotting : The fern can grow comfortably in its present pot for a year; repot in a larger pot when roots appear at the bottom of the pot. Ferns can be propagated either by spores or by division of a mature plant.
1. How much sunshine is required by the cotton candy fern?
Outside, the cotton candy fern loves strong indirect light or dappled partial sunshine. To avoid scorching the leaves, keep them out of direct sunlight.
2. Why is my fern losing its leaves?
Ferns require moisture, hence a dry environment causes shrivelling and loss of leaves. To avoid this, use a moist growth medium and spray often.
3. What is the white material on my fern?
Ferns are susceptible to mealy bugs, therefore treat with neem spray or another insecticide on a regular basis to avoid infection. In the event of an infestation, clean or trim the diseased areas and treat with neem spray every 3-4 days until the infestation disappears.
Design and Decoration
Light Requirements: For good development, ferns require strong indirect light for 5-6 hours every day.
Locations: To avoid direct light, place your fern near a north or east facing window or farther away from a south facing window.
Styling/decor tip : Flors are a flexible collection of plants; put them in hanging planters to completely appreciate their cascading beauty, or plant them in pedestal planters to serve as a focal point in your d?cor. They make great tabletop plants in unusual containers. Hang them in your shade balconies or patios for a tropical aesthetic, or mix them in with your plant clusters to mimic a forest floor.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I save my dying fern?
If your fern has not completely died and has some green left, prune the brown dead fronds and water the plant thorughly till water runs out the bottom of the pot and repeat it once more. Mist the leaves nicely and move it to a bright but shaded area to help it recover. Mist and water regularly and avoid drying it out.
Why is my fern dying despite fertilising regulalry?
Over-fertilising is a ocmmon issue in ferns. Ferns are a delicate plant that need very diluted feed, overfertilising can burn the fronds. Stick to diluted fertilisers at least one month apart.
How frequently hsould I Water my ferns?
Ferns love water and humidity, so the more the merrier. Ensure that your fern is planted in a well-draining but rich soil in a pot with drainage holes. Water regularly to maintain a moist, but not soggy, growing medium and mist regularly.
What are the common names of Fern Cotton Candy Plant?
Fern Cotton Candy Plant is also known as Fluffy Ruffle Fern and Suzi Wong Fern.