The Jester Crown Fern is a plant of many names. It is scientifically known as Nephrolepis exaltata. You may have heard it referred to as a Boston fern, Sunjest Jester’s Crown, or Sword Fern. This ancient plant can be found in the rainforests of Australia and New Guinea. It may be one of the oldest plants on earth. The Jester Crown Fern is made up of dense, sturdy, deep green fronds that arch out from the base. This plant makes a lovely addition to any tabletop or windowsill.
The Jester Crown Fern is a low maintenance plant once the proper environment is achieved. It can live for years with proper care. Humidity is key to fern happiness. Overwatering can lead to root rot and yellow leaves. Too much direct light will burn up the fronds. They do not need much fertilizer and can be susceptible to some pests, but this is rare. This ancient foliage can make a wonderful addition to any home.
- Ferns love humidity, mist them daily for optimal plant happiness
- Water thoroughly when the top 3 inches of soil is dry
- Ferns prefer medium indirect light, keep out of direct sunlight
- The Jester-Corwn fern is non-toxic and pet-friendly