Lemon Button Fern 4 inch
If you’ve struggled to keep a fern alive indoors before, then the lemon button fern (Nephrolepis cordifolia 'Duffii') may just be the plant for you. Compared to other varieties of fern, lemon button ferns can withstand a little bit of neglect which makes them ideal for the novice grower, or those who have a notoriously black thumb when it comes to ferns. All they need is a little bit of light and consistent watering and they will be happy.
Light: Lemon Button ferns grow best in medium, indirect light but can also tolerate low light or bright light conditions. Just never direct sunlight as it will burn the delicate leaves.
Water: Should never be allowed to fully dry out. Water so the soil stays consistently moist, not soggy. While these ferns appreciate consistent moisture, never waterlog the soil as it can lead to root rot.
Humidity: These ferns prefer warm, humid conditions. For the most part, typical household temperature and humidity levels should be fine for lemon button ferns, although if your house is particularly dry your fern will appreciate some added moisture. Try placing your lemon button fern near a small humidifier or in a high-humidity room like the bathroom or kitchen.