Hemionitis arifolia is a particularly gorgeous species of miniature fern. Might be perfect for light bathrooms! This small, but magnificent fern produces deep green, glossy, heart-shaped fronds, which are held on very dark-colored, thin, wiry stems. This really is such a good looking fern that originates from Asia.
Hemionitis arifolia makes such a wonderful terrarium, vivarium, or bottle garden plant, this fern can also be grown as a houseplant.
- The heart fern houseplant needs bright, indirect sunlight. Choose a spot where your plant will enjoy moderate, filtered, diffused light, and ensure that your fern’s growing conditions are kept very humid.
- Ferns don’t need a lot of extra fertilizer, so only feed once a month with a water-soluble fertilizer diluted in half.
- Keep the plant moist, but not wet, as it is prone to rot. Ideally, you should use soft water or let hard tap water sit overnight to dissipate the harsh chemicals and then use the next day.
- Don’t let temperatures around your fern drop below a minimum temperature of 12C (53F).