Plant Care:

Laue’e Iki Fern

Description:

In Hawaii, this fern is called laua’e haole; it is also known as wart fern, monarch fern, creeping fern, serpent fern and water fern. It can get very full yet stays on the smaller size. A true dwarf tropical fern with a low, creeping habit that showcases dark green, wavy, strap-like leaves. Laue’e fern is highly disease and pest resistant and looks attractive in a hanging basket. 

Pets And Kids:

Non-toxic

Plant Parent Care Tips:

  • This fern is relatively easy to grow. Fern may dry out for short periods, but may need to be misted to add humidity during winter months.

General Care:

Water:

Does well in evenly moist, well drained soil and will die if left in standing water. Mist to offer humidity during winter months.

Sunlight:

Likes bright, indirect light. Will tolerate some sun.

Placement:

Choose a room with a West/South or East facing window.

Food:

Every second month feed with half strength liquid fertilizer.

Common Issues:

  • Too much sun will stunt and discolour the fronds making them unattractive unless there is lots of water available.
  • Repot your fern in the springtime, but only if their roots are filling the pot. Otherwise, just scrape off the top layer of compost and replace it with fresh compost. 
  • Cut off any damaged fronds to encourage new growth.

Interesting Fact

This fern likes bright indirect light, different than most common ferns!