Eyelash Fern

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Actiniopteris Australis

Lighting: Bright, indirect light

Water: Once top two inches has dried out. About every 5-6 days.

Humidity: Requires extra humidity.

Family: Polypodiaceae

Native Origin: Africa and Arabian Peninsula

USDA Hardy Zone: 10-11


This compact fern is extremely unusual and quite fun to look at. It is native to tropical Africa and the Arabian Peninsula where it grows in a rocky, arid environment. Make sure to keep the soil evenly moist, but not soggy, and provide extra humidity to keep your plant flourishing. Ferns grow best indoors when they are in bright, indirect light. The ideal spot for an Eyelash Fern would be a bright bathroom window, or in a sunny spot next to a humidifier. 



Ferns grown outdoors in North Texas need to be kept in the shade. We do not recommend keeping your plant outside during periods of extreme heat or cold. Regular watering is advised, especially if your region is relatively dry (in comparison to the neo tropics.) Never let your Fern become exposed to sub freezing temperatures. When temperatures reach 55 degrees and below, be sure to move your plants inside to a warm & bright environment.
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