Pellaea rotundifolia (Button fern) – Fern plants

Pellaea rotundifolia (Button fern) - Fern plants

Pellaea rotundifolia (Button fern) is an evergreen fern. It has small, button-shaped and leathery leaflets densely cover arching fronds up to 18 inches tall. Leaf stalks turn a dark red with age. It is primarily grown as a houseplant in hanging baskets or in ornamental containers on tables.

Scientific Name: Pellaea rotundifolia
Common Name: Button fern

Pellaea rotundifolia (Button fern) - Fern plants

How to grow and maintain Pellaea rotundifolia (Button fern):

It thrives best in bright light but should be kept away from direct sunlight.

It grows best in well-drained, peat moss based potting mix with added perlite or sand.

Water thoroughly, then allow the top 1 inch of soil to dry out slightly before watering again. Fronds that are yellow and wilted are an indication of overwatering.

Moderate to high humidity. Raise the humidity around your fern with a room humidifier or set the plant on a humidity tray.

It prefers a normal room temperatures 60-75°F / 16-24°C.

Fertilize monthly throughout the year, using a 20-20-10 liquid fertilizer diluted by half.

It can be easily propagated by division. In spring, divide the plant into 2 or 3 sections with a sharp knife and pot them up. Be sure to get roots with stems attached. Fern spores can be propagated, but germination takes a few months and is not always reliable.

Pests and Diseases:
There is no serious pest or disease problems.

Last updated on September 13th, 2018

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