4.5 out of 5 (12 experiences)
Also known as
Crocodile Fern, Crocodile Fern and Crocodyllus Fern
Microsorum musifolium 'Crocodyllus'
How to care for Alligator Fern
Alligator Fern needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Alligator Fern can tolerate being far from a window and light source.
Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Alligator Fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
It is a pretty fern with limey green coloured and interesting patterned leaves. It does need some humidity though the ends of the leaves will go crispy without it. I have grouped my humidity loving plants together to form a micro climate which seems better for my crocodile fern.