Plant Care Lemon Button Fern

Lemon Button Fern

5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Lemon Button Fern has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Fishbone Fern and Button Sword Fern

Taxonomy

Nephrolepis Cordifolia 'Duffii'
Nephrolepis
Nephrolepidaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Lemon Button Fern

Water

How often to water your Lemon Button Fern

Water needs for Lemon Button Fern
0.5 cups
every 7

Lemon Button Fern needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Lemon Button Fern

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Lemon Button Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lemon Button Fern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Lemon Button Fern may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Lemon Button Fern in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Lemon Button Fern

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Lemon Button Fern: repot after 2X growth

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 Lemon Button Fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Lemon Button Fern

Lemon Button Fern

Lemon Button Fern


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Lemon Button Fern has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Nerskine avatar
@Nerskine
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 1,981 XP
04/09/2021

Just a cute little fella that adds some funky flare to a tabletop. Not much to do to keep him happy, he’s a low key addition to the plant family.

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